2020 — 2025

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in Mozambique

CHALLENGE Located in southeastern Africa, Mozambique is a low-income, food-deficit country with a largely rural population of 31 million.  In 2015, the country reached its …

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McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program in Mauritania

CHALLENGE While 75% of the population in Mauritania depends on subsistence agriculture and pastoralism, the country has been facing drought exacerbated by climate change which …

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Mauritania Woman Becomes First Female Veterinarian in her Pastoral Community

Magham, Mauritania is a pastoral village with 300 residents and 2,500 cattle.

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Infographic: Empowerment Through Investment

The most remote regions in Mauritania lacked access to financial services, essential for small scale agriculture production, storage, distribution and other income generating activities. Existing lending …

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Breaking the cycle of poverty: Credit unions empower citizens in remote areas of Mauritania

Villagers in the southern areas of Mauritania live in the most remote part of the country that is vulnerable to even the smallest changes in food prices brought on by the onset of droughts.

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Prescription for World Health Day: local leadership

Maté Mint Sidi Ali never envisioned herself as a leader in health care. But when Counterpart International came to her rural Mauritanian village recruiting volunteers to serve as community health workers, she jumped at the chance.

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Dried cheese gets Mauritanian families through the lean season

In the Gorgol region of Mauritania – where drought and poverty mean every scrap of food counts – milk is a crucial source of protein and nutrition for growing children.

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Critically-needed food saves one mother’s child and wakes up a whole community

Counterpart International’s staff in Mauritania visited the village of Medine to monitor children’s health and found a little boy named Khané Mint Izidbih severely malnourished.

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Protection Rations to Households With Malnourished Children

Much of the food aid for drought-stricken West Africa has gone to malnourished children. Now more aid is arriving to protect their nutritional gains.

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Counterpart Brings Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test to Rural Mauritania

Counterpart International is the first organization to bring a new, quick test for malaria to community health programs in Mauritania.

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