Children under 5y of age are particularly susceptible to anemia, infections, and diarrhea. Children from the poorest households are nearly twice as likely as their counterparts to die before their 5th birthday.
Nutrition and sanitation are key elements to slow, and hopefully stop, cycles of poverty and disadvantage. Nutritional supplements in the form of micronutrient powders (MNPs) or ready-to-use-foods (RUTF) can help provide young children with essential vitamins and minerals. MNPs can be added to food prepared for infants and young children.