End Malnutrition in Africa
There are over 2 billion people lacking access to vital nutrients.
Micronutrient deficiencies (not getting enough vitamins and minerals) are the leading cause of intellectual disability in children, preventable blindness among adults, and maternal death during childbirth.
We close the gap in Fortification
Food fortification is common in the developed world. We see it every day in our cereal and milk and salt. But two billion people don’t get what most of us take for granted.
Food fortification works, but large-scale programs have limited reach in Africa. For example, over 50 million Tanzanians eat maize flour everyday, yet 95% of this flour is produced at small-scale remote mills. The people most in need of better nutrition are not getting it.
Our Smart Technology
In partnership with Vodafone, our dosifiers are now Smart! Equipped with cellular enabled technology, we can now remote monitor all our flour mills in real-time over the network, direct to our devices, anywhere in the world, alerting us when a machine needs to be fixed or a mill restocked with nutrients.
We are even more cost-effective because less staff are required for monitoring and service. Technology can reach thousands. Smart technology reaches millions.
That’s equivalent to more than 1,100 sold-out Wembly stadiums
Being both a Nutritionist and Food Scientist in rural Tanzania, Josephine has chosen a career path to make the largest impact in her community.
Josephine Kimario / NUTRITIONIST & FOOD SCIENTIST
Stanford believes that good nutrition is a basic human right and must be prioritized in Tanzania.
Stanford Ngasala / MILL SERVICE MANAGER
Kelvin is determined to make sure that all millers have the right equipment and training to deliver quality nutritious foods throughout the region.
/ REGION MANAGER, MOROGORO
Jane has witnessed first-hand the devastating effect limited access to fortified foods has on a community, in particular a child’s development.
JANE MALOO / ADMINISTRATOR
Mohammed loves technology, having spent over 40 years repairing everything from TVs to refrigerators in Tanzania. He now repairs dosifiers, the machine that impacts millions of lives.
Mohammed Mwembe / Dosifier Technician
“Sanku delivers the most promising solution to end malnutrition for the poorest kids in the world. That’s what we are excited about and that’s why we invest in them.”
“By providing technical assistance to Governments in fortifying staple foods, Project Healthy Children helps to avert malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency for around 5 cents / person / year.”
“PHC is working globally to bring fortified food to the hardest to reach and most vulnerable populations [with] an effective model and game changing technology.”
“PHC/Sanku stands out from the vast majority of organizations we have considered in terms of the evidence base for their work and their transparency.”
“The grants we’re making today are designed to teach us how to have the greatest impact long-term.”
“PHC is a global leader in micronutrient fortification. At around 25 cents per person a year, micronutrient fortification is one of the most cost-effective preventative health measures available.”
“PHC/Sanku is an exceptional example of using technology and know-how to solve one of the world’s biggest problems”
Large Scale Fortification
Great reach. Big impact. High return.
PHC’s Enact Monitoring works with governmental partners to monitor the compliance of nationwide food fortification programs that reach tens of millions of people. This ensures the correct vitamins and minerals reach the people who need them most. Enact’s efforts allow a country’s population to develop into healthy and contributing members of the community.