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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 Community-based information systems


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 5 Community-based information systems Francesca Moneti Introduction the needs of women and children by increasing people's awareness and understanding of their During the 1980s, the government of Italy health and nutrition situation, and by provided UNICEF very substantial support for strengthening their capacity to take action. a number of global programmes in the areas of health and nutrition, namely the Extended The major methodological lessons emerging Programme of Immunization, the Essential from the JNSP experience, outlined during the Drugs Programme and the Joint course of the JNSP evaluation done under the WHO/UNICEF Nutrition Support Programme. leadership of the Istituto Superiore di Sanita' in As the programmes were meant to provide the Rome, were as follows: greatest benefit to the countries in greatest need, the majority of resources were directed to · The various JNSP programmes were countries in sub-Saharan Africa. originally quite different in their approach and strategy even though they shared Perhaps the most important lesson that emerged similar overall objectives. Over the course from the implementation of these programmes of the life of the programmes, the is that achievement of health and nutrition goals differences have decreased and there is an can ...

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