Why are we working in Mozambique?
One-third of Mozambique's population is chronically food-insecure, and half a million children aged 6-23 months are undernourished. Malnutrition in children under five remains alarmingly high at 43%. Underlying causes include inadequate nutritional intake due to poor diet diversity, low meal frequency, poor breastfeeding practices, high levels of disease, and teenage pregnancy. Vitamin A and iron deficiencies in children under five are high, at 69% and 74% respectively.
SANI Project Baseline Data for Mozambique
In April 2017, CARE collected baseline data through household surveys of 1,262 women and children in Funhalouro and Homoine Districts in Mozambique. View the infographic which shows the current nutrition situation in Malawi for women and children, as well as some key, gender-related findings.
1. Children’s (under 5) Nutrition
- 11% are underweight
- 30% are stunted
- 98% do not meet minimum acceptable diet
- 20% had diarrhea in the past 2 weeks
- 65% all babies are exclusively breastfed
2. Women’s (15‐49) Nutrition
- 1 in 5 face moderate to severe hunger
- 79% do not meet minimum dietary diversity
- 2% have acute malnourishment
- 47% walk more than 30 minutes to collect water
- 66% of households get drinking water from an improved water source
3. Gender‐Related Findings
- 75% of women manage land, however only 63% have decision-making power about its use
- 75% of women have attended school, however 52% of these women did not complete primary education and 48% cannot read a whole sentence
- 80% do not work for income outside the home