This is a three and half year project (October 2016 to May 2020 to improve early childhood development and reduce the prevalence of stunting (low height for age) among Tanzanian children aged less than 5 years, with focus on the first 1000 days of life from conception. ASTUTE is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) through UK Aids as part of its commitment to support reduction in under nutrition. ASTUTE project which is now known as “Mradi wa Mtoto Mwerevu” will be implemented in all the districts of five regions of Tanzania mainland (Kagera, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Geita and Kigoma).
This project aims is to support the Government of Tanzania to reduce stunting among children less than 5 years of age by at least 7 percentage points and low birth weight by at least 3 percentage points. This will be achieved through transforming and sustaining behaviors, building capacity and investing in maternal, infant and young child feeding, early childhood development, hygiene and sanitation, promoting Homestead food production and addressing gender imbalances.
Under this project AGH implement Activities in Sengerema district Mwanza region on Social and Behavior Communication (SBCC) strategy, AGH uses the supporting groups to improving behavior and practices.