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Micronutrient Initiative

MI Pakistan continues to focus on saving lives and improving the health of women and children through better nutrition.

Our priorities are to:

  • Expand vitamin A supplementation to children in hard-to-reach areas.

  • Initiate and increase complementary zinc supplementation for treatment of childhood diarrhoea.

  • Increase the production of adequately iodized salt and its use in households.

  • Expand the use of Sprinkles or multiple micronutrient powders in the feeding of children aged 6 to 24 months to reduce anaemia.

  • Increase the number of women of child-bearing age consuming fortifiedwheat flour to increase iron and folic acid consumption.

 

Reach more women of child-bearing age with iron and folic acid tablets, and improve the rates of proper and consistent use of the supplements

 

Results

 

Vitamin A supplementation is now reaching more than 95% of children under the age of five, ensuring more children can survive and thrive.

More than 85% of children 6-24 months of age (pilot districts only) were reached through MI Pakistan’s MMNP program in selected districts, successfully reducing anaemia rates for these young children.

More than 60% of edible salt is adequately iodized (30 ppm and above) in Pakistan, reducing iodine deficiency disorders.

 

OUR WORK

 

Child Survival in Pakistan

Child Health, Growth and Development in Pakistan

Women's and Newborn Survival and Health in Pakistan

 

Website: http://micronutrient.org/mi-in-the-world/asia/pakistan/

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