ISLAMABAD: An integrated enhanced nutrition programme for mothers and children is in the process of finalisation to help improve the nutritional status of the population, especially vulnerable groups. This programme will be launched in most provinces and will cover malnutrition in children, micronutrient deficiency, behavior change communication and strengthening institutional arrangements. The other initiative is National Zero Hunger Program of the public sector and UN agencies which is also being finalised for its scope and coverage. An official said the main focus is to pursue a set of nutritional interventions to address public malnutrition throughout the country at an estimated cost of $1,000 million for a period of three years.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2012.
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