Grandi Byen

Supporting child growth and development through integrated, responsive parenting, nutrition and hygiene.

Location: Cap Haitien, Haiti

Collaborators: Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School, Washington University School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Konbit Sante, Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP-Haiti), Hôpital Universitaire Justinien (Haiti)

Description: Stunted growth and development are leading risk factors in the global burden of disease, and if trends continue, the global community will fail to meet 2025 stunting targets established by the World Health Assembly by 27 million children. The Grandi Byen research offers not only the promise of insights into complex biological and psychosocial mechanisms, but feasible solutions to confront stunted growth and development. The intervention taps available resources with high impact potential – willing parents vested in their child’s development, affordable animal source foods for high quality nutrition, and WASH behaviors to mitigate urban infection risks. 

Sponsor: NICHD