Help End Malnutrition in Senegal this #GivingTuesday

Senegal Neema Nutrition

A child eating fortified flour in the Koumpentoum, Tambacounda region of Senegal. Photo by Clément Tardif for IntraHealth International.

Food is a basic necessity. Without proper nutrition, children can’t grow at a healthy rate, their immune systems fail, and going to school becomes impossible.

That’s why IntraHealth International’s USAID-funded Neema project is tackling malnutrition in Senegal. We partner with local health workers and community groups to make sure everyone—especially moms, babies, and children—get the nutrients they need to grow strong and stay healthy.

Here’s how it works: In partnership with Helen Keller International, we train local groups to produce a nutrient-rich, fortified flour using all-local ingredients—rice, beans, corn, millet, peanuts, and sugar. Then health workers distribute the flour for a small fee. It’s a sustainable source of income for the farmers and producers and a source of valuable nutrients for growing bodies and brains.

Support child health this #GivingTuesday by making a donation to IntraHealth. Together we can prevent malnutrition and ensure children get the care and nourishment they need to thrive. 


A doctor attends to a malnourished child at the Kaolack central hospital. Mothers also receive counseling on good nutrition for themselves and their children. Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty Images.

Fatou Ba, 57, checks Mohamed, 4, for malnutrition. Photo by Clément Tardif for IntraHealth International. 

Community-based organization (CBO) members make fortified flour in Diam-Diam health center, Koumpentoum district, Tambacounda region, Senegal. Photo by Clément Tardif for IntraHealth International. 

Community-based organization (CBO) members making fortified flour in Diam-Diam health center, Koumpentoum district, Tambacounda region, Senegal. Photo by Clément Tardif for IntraHealth International.