AHAN

Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR Pillar 3: Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition

Introduction to AHAN

The Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) Project is an integrated-nutrition initiative funded by the European Union and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to create supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition, with targeted support to women of reproductive age and children under five years old, implemented in 12 districts of Attapeu, Saravane and Savannakhet provinces in Southern Laos.

The project draws on the unique technical and organisational strengths of each partner to implement integrated, multi-sectoral interventions in line with the convergence approach outlined by the National Nutrition Strategy and Plans of Action (2016-2020 and 2021-2025). The project covers the period October 2017 to September 2022 (60 months) for the European Union-funded part, and an additional 9 months for Saravane province with the support of DFAT.

AHAN is implemented by a consortium of four partners: Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF), Burnet Institute Green Community Development Association (GCDA), and World Vision as the lead.

The AHAN Project aims to create supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through five Specific Objectives or Outcomes:

Outcome 1: Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year-round;

Outcome 2: Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age (15-45 years) and children under 5 years;

Outcome 3: Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illness linked to undernutrition;

Outcome 4: Improved gender equitable relation at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload;

Outcome 5: Strengthen multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition.

The four AHAN Consortium partners highly welcome the use of the various tools and materials developed under AHAN in other projects and by other organisations. However, before reproduction and reprinting, please remove the EU and other AHAN logos and include the following disclaimer: “This ….. was developed under the AHAN Project (2017-2022) supported by the European Union”. Please do not hesitate to adapt the content to your local context.

For general questions and comments and additional information on the other interventions, please contact: laos@worldvision.org

Available Materials

Research

Videos

Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) Project – Health & Nutrition activities

Over the past three years, the communities supported by the Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project increased their knowledge on nutrition and improved their access to quality ...
Over the past three years, the communities supported by the Accelerating Heal ...

Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) Project – Livelihood & Gender activities

In Phalanxay district, Savannakhet province, Sisavanh and Thin joined the activities of the Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project. They share how the project has transformed ...
In Phalanxay district, Savannakhet province, Sisavanh and Thin joined the act ...

Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) Project – WASH activities & COVID-19 response

Remote communities of Southern Laos have been historically affected by waterborne diseases, not allowing children to grow healthy and communities to thrive and develop. But with the Accelerating He ...
Remote communities of Southern Laos have been historically affected by waterb ...

Improving the nutrition of vulnerable children and families in Laos

Introduction video of the Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) Project and its purpose to tackle malnutrition in Southern Laos. ...
Introduction video of the Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHA ...