REACH began activities in Mozambique in July 2012 at the invitation of the Ministry of Health.
One of REACH's central roles is to support the Government in the implementation of the Multisectoral Action Plan for the Reduction of Chronic Undernutrition (PAMRDC) for 2011-2014/20. PAMRDC is a national framework of policies aiming to accelerate the reduction of chronic undernutrition in children under five.
In particular, REACH provides technical support to the Technical Secretariat for Food and Nutrition Security (SETSAN), which falls under the Ministry of Agriculture, as coordinator of the PAMRDC and in facilitating the PARMDC Technical Group. REACH also supports SETSAN's advocacy efforts to place nutrition high in the political agenda.
- Build capacity in terms of assisting SETSAN to operationalize its role of multi-sector and multi-stakeholder technical coordination platform. Such assistance includes strengthening or establishing similar coordinating structures at provincial level and to support the operationalization of the Multisectoral Action Plan for the Reduction of Chronic Undernutrition (PAMRDC).
- Support to strengthen implementation capacity in the health sector at community and health centre level for essential nutrition-specific actions, in collaboration with partners.
- Support to Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Women's and Social Action to develop and operationalize coherent nutrition-sensitive programmatic approaches with well-defined intersectoral linkages.
- Support to costing, budgeting and work-planning of identified priority actions and programmes, linked to advocacy and communication.
- Support to strengthening integrated food security and nutrition monitoring and evaluation systems, including management information systems for improved sectoral and intersectoral nutrition management and governance.