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USAID Advancing Nutrition, or USAIDдин "Мыкты Азыктануу" долбоору, worked in the Kyrgyz Republic from October 2019 to November 2023, with a focus on Batken, Issyk-Kul, and Jalal-Abad Oblasts. We worked to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (ages 15-49) and children under 5, focusing on the 1,000-day Window of Opportunity. Working closely with partners in national and local governments, village health committees, health centers in oblasts and districts, as well as other nutrition stakeholders, our work—

  • improved nutrition-related behaviors through enhanced social behavior change at individual, household, and population levels
  • improved the quality of nutrition services within the health system.

At the national level, the project advocated for improved policies and resource allocation for nutrition services and worked to strengthen local implementing partners. In communities, we improve nutrition services by strengthening health care worker capacity, and we improved nutrition behaviors by mobilizing communities around nutrition, facilitating interpersonal communication, and spreading knowledge through mass media.

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