Policy - National Nutrition Action Plan 2012-2017

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Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
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Ministry of Health
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Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


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This Plan has been developed to operationalize the strategies outlined in the Food Security and Nutrition policy 2012. It serves as a road map for coordinated implementation of nutrition interventions by the government and nutrition stakeholders across development sectors for maximum impact.



  1. To improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) 
  2. To improve the nutritional status of children under 5 years of age 
  3. To reduce the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in the population 
  4. To prevent deterioration of nutritional status and save lives of vulnerable groups in emergencies    
  5. To improve access to quality curative nutrition services    
  6. To improve prevention, management and control of diet related NCDs    
  7. To improve nutrition in schools, public and private institutions    
  8. To improve nutrition knowledge attitudes and practices among the population    
  9. To strengthen the nutrition surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems    
  10. To enhance evidence-based decision-making through research   
  11. To strengthen coordination and partnerships among the key nutrition actors and mobilize essential resources   

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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