Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition are prevalent across Mauritania. Frequent droughts, limited natural resources and widespread deforestation make it challenging to access affordable, abundant, nutritious food. Counterpart works to build the capacity of community health workers and community leaders to improve nutrition, water and sanitation.

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