Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI)

The Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) Project aims to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and children under-5 years, while working with local health authorities and communities in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.

Principal Investigator: Dr Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Associate Professor and Director, McGill Institute for Global Food Security
Project Manager: Dr Patrick Cortbaoui, Academic Associate and Program Director, McGill Institute for Global Food Security

Implementing Partners

  • CARE Canada
  • Cuso International
  • Inter-agency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)
  • McGill University

Project Goals/Objectives:

Ultimate outcome: To contribute in the reduction of maternal and child mortality.

Intermediate outcomes:

  1. Improved nutrition practices and services of WRA and boys and girls under 5 in Southern Africa.
  2. Improved nutrition sensitive practices for WRA and boys and girls under 5 in Southern Africa.
  3. Strengthened governance and accountability of gender-equitable nutrition policies and programs for WRA and boys and girls under 5 in Southern Africa.