World Vision International
publication • Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Mamanieva Project

Engaging Grandmothers to promote optimal nutrition and care of women and young children

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The Mamanieva project in southern Sierra Leone was implemented in 2013 in order to better understand the influence of grandmothers on maternal and child nutrition and to engage grandmothers more effectively as agents of positive change using the grandmother-inclusive approach developed by Dr Judi Aubel, founder of the Grandmother Project. World Vision intentionally focuses on grandmothers, strengthening and encouraging them in their role as a key resource person in taking care of mothers and their young children. 

The Mamanieva Project is implemented by World Vision in partnership with Emory University, The Grandmother Project, with support from Sierra Leone Ministry of Health, and Njala University. 

"A house without a grandmother is like a road that goes nowhere."  

Senegalese proverb