One Size Does Not Fit All: Stunting and Social Protection in Rural Tanzania?

Wei Ha
Conference paper Child Poverty and Social Protection Conference • September 2013 Tanzania

Abstract

Nutrition has featured prominently in Tanzania's quest for prosperity and development. Malnutrition was identified as one of the big three enemies of the people alongside poverty and ignorance in the 1967 Arusha Declaration which set out the vision and direction for Tanzania's development in the following two decades. The Iringa Nutrition Project initiated by Tanzania Food and Nutrition Council (TFNC) under WHO/UNICEF support between 1979 and 1992 not only reduced prevalence of underweight from 56% to 38% in five years (TFNC, 2004) but also facilitated the development of the UNICEF conceptual framework of malnutrition and greatly influenced the global thinking on how to improve nutritional wellbeing in developing countries.

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