Improving the nutritional status of the general public
Efforts to increase the effectiveness of existing programs and promote new ones to prevent and control nutritional deficiencies will focus on implementation of the Accelerated Strategy for Child Survival and Development, the promotion of foods rich in micronutrients, and the enrichment/fortification of foods. In addition, the national dietary strategy for infants and young children, in the context of HIV, will be implemented, along with the development of school meal programs in preschools and primary schools in vulnerable areas. The Government will also see to the implementation of a nutritional program for adolescent girls, pregnant women, and nursing women, on the one hand, and a system of animal-health, plant-health, dietary, and nutritional monitoring, on the other. Lastly, the Government will also initiate and implement specific programs for dietary coverage of vulnerable persons (senior citizens, HIV/AIDS patients, and mothers and children with severe nutritional deficiencies).
In order to raise the awareness of vulnerable groups concerning the impact of a healthy diet, informational, awareness-raising, and educational campaigns will be carried out, targeting all public actors and civil society, concerning the importance of a good diet to maintain good health.
Finally, efforts to improve the institutional framework will focus on the implementation of measures designed to strengthen the institutional capacities and legal framework for promoting good diet and nutrition and improve the information system and data collection mechanism of the diet and nutrition sector.