Estrategia Acción Nutrición

General information

It is a coordinated strategy from the Ministries of the Social Sector: Health, Economic and Social Inclusion, Education, Agriculture and Housing, which seeks to eradicate chronic malnutrition in children and anemia in children under one year until 2015; and reduce by 50% the prevalence of anemia in children under five years until 2013, in the affected population. This Strategy operates within 27 counties that have the highest rate of chronic child malnutrition, located mainly in indigenous rural areas of the mountain areas in the provinces of Chimborazo, Bolivar, Cotopaxi, Canar, Tungurahua and Imbabura. It also operates in Manabi which is located on the coast, and the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Manta.

Country Ecuador
Type Estrategia
Classification Production, Sanitary conditions, Health and nutrition
Date 2008
Responsible institution

Related institutions

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería

Ministerio de Inclusión Económica y Social

Ministerio de Salud Pública

Ministerio de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda



Improve health and nutrition situation of the population, with emphasis on children under five years of age through various interventions from articulated sectors in order to modify determinant factors of malnutrition. The following actions have been implemented:

  • Childcare and households with access to potable water, sanitation and housing (Miduvi- BEDE- Municipalities).
  • Nutrition and health services with a focus on children under five, pregnant and nursing mothers. And a conditional cash transfer related to health, access to modalities of child development (Ministry of Health and MIES).
  • Literacy and post-literacy of women and community mothers (Ministry of Education).
  • Promotion of productive projects and of family farming, association for small farmers and farmers' organizations and food supply programs (MAGAP-MIES).
Target population

Children under the age of five, belonging to the 27 counties with the highest incidence of chronic child malnutrition.