Establishing Relationships Between Donors, Local Partners Vital For Nutrition Program Success, Bangladesh Expert Says
News Deeply Malnutrition Deeply: In Bangladesh, International Donors Help Build a Domestic Focus on Nutrition
“…Bangladesh has recorded a significant drop in stunting rates for children under five years old in recent years — from 41 percent in 2011 to 36 percent four years later. This comes as international donors have guided Bangladesh’s increase in programs addressing malnutrition over this decade, according to experts, underscoring the role funders can play in getting nutrition on national agendas. But donors can’t do everything, said [Dr. Jahangir Hossain, the program director of health for CARE Bangladesh]. To sustain these programs, funders have had to develop relationships with government officials and agencies like his…” (Green, 4/16).