Strengthening and Scaling Up of Nutrition in Punjab Discussed

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A high-level meeting held in Planning and Development Board Punjab hear today to discuss and finalize the recommendations for strengthening and scaling up of Nutrition activities in Punjab for fighting against the health problems of malnourished and stunted children and improving the indicators of mother and child health. Member Health Nutrition & Population Welfare P&D Dr. Suhail Saqlain presided over the meeting. Aslam Shaheen Chief Nutrition , Planning Commission Government of Pakistan, Dr. Irshad Danish Chief Nutrition International , Shabbir Khan Program Coordinator National SUN Secretariat, Dr. Shafiq ur Rehman Chief Nutrition UNICEF attended the meeting . Dr. Suhail Saqlain was of the view that most people do not have sufficient knowledge and awareness regarding the nutritional food and their children eat enough food items without sufficient ingredients due to that these children face iron deficiency and lack of vitamins. He said that joint venture by the P&D Punjab and Federal Planning Commission will be launched to overcome these issues. He further said that the meeting has finalized the recommendations and new initiatives for the betterment of affected children and to improve health indicators on priority basis.