Project partners


APHRCAfrican Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues across Africa. APHRC actively engages policymakers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making across the continent is informed by rigorous evidence-based research.

APHRC is one of three project partners in Eastern Africa working with Transform Nutrition and the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health program of the CGIAR. They are working with us on a short study  Social Return on Investment –Home Based Nutritional Counselling Intervention in Urban Poor Settings, Nairobi, Kenya which will add to the evidence base on nutrition-relevant policy and action in Eastern Africa.

egertonEgerton University, Kenya is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s. The University has undertaken a number of major research projects and established a series of local and international partnerships and linkages in research, teaching, and industry.

Following a call for proposals by Transform nutrition and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health in 2014 for nutrition-relevant policy and action in Eastern Africa, Egerton University has been working on a project Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved nutritional status of mother-infant diets in Rongai sub-county, Kenya.

Logo_VSFVétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse (VSF-Suisse) works predominantly for and with people who depend on livestock for their livelihoods. VSF-Suisse supports the development of basic veterinary services through training of lay vets, advises livestock holders in the areas of breeding, hygiene and disease prevention and supports them in the production and marketing of their produce. All of those measures lead to improved nutrition of the beneficiaries. The additionally generated income enables the pastoralists to have improved access to health services and education and thus offers a way out of poverty.VSF-Suisse currently works in several African countries, namely the Horn of Africa and West Africa.
Following a proposal call from Transform Nutrition and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, VSF-Suisse will be working on a project called Behavioural Change for Improved Nutrition among Pastoralists (BCIN). This new project focuses on research into behavioural aspects of maternal, infant and young-child feeding practices in pastoral households of Somali Regional State, Ethiopia.