Policy - National Public Nutrition Policy and Strategy

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Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


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Specific objectives of the Public Nutrition Strategy 2009-2013
1. To increase the awareness about nutrition amongst the general population, and provide caregivers with the knowledge, skills and support that is required to adopt healthy nutrition practices, using food-based approaches.
2. To increase the percentage of child caregivers adopting appropriate infant and young child feeding practices.
3. To reduce the prevalence of major micronutrient deficiency disorders, in particular iron, folic acid, iodine, vitamin A, and zinc, throughout the country and prevent possible outbreaks of vitamin C.
4. To strengthen case management and increase access to quality therapeutic feeding and care at health facility and community levels.
5. To ensure that all commercial and home-produced foods are safe for consumption.
6. To monitor changes in the nutritional situation in Afghanistan and evaluate the impact of nutrition strategies and programs, in order to inform development planning and emergency responses.
7. To ensure that responses to treat or to prevent moderate acute and/or chronic malnutrition are timely and appropriate, and that increases in global acute malnutrition rates are effectively managed.
8. To strengthen in-country capacity to assess the nutrition situation, and design, implement, monitor and evaluate public nutrition interventions.



WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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