Project healthy Children (PHC) was established in 2001 and successfully designed and implemented large-scale food fortification programs in smaller sub-Saharan countries (Rwanda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Burundi). PHC was successful in assisting governments to pass fortification policy that has resulted in 55 million people still benefiting today from PHC’s work.
While this was taking place, we discovered that as much as 35% of the people living in these communities did not have access to fortified food. We also observed that this problem extended beyond the countries we were working in, concluding that an estimated one billion people were not being reached through existing interventions. PHC set out to solve this problem.