Nutrition plan for 19 districts launched

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Nutrition plan for 19 districts launched

Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sagheer Ahmad launched a strategic plan to counter the high prevalence of acute malnutrition among children and pregnant women in 19 districts.

Addressing the launching ceremony of the Sindh Strategic Nutrition Response Plan (SSNRP), Dr. Sagheer Ahmad said that it would cost Rs3.8 billion and would be implemented from July onwards with the assistance of United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The health minister said that the plan demonstrated a strong commitment of addressing nutritional challenges identified in the flood-hit communities by providing life-saving treatment and prevention of malnourishment for  the most vulnerable women and children.