Policy - Zimbabwe National Nutrition Strategy

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Food and Nutrition Council
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Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


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1) KRA 1 Adolescent and Maternal Nutrition Services

a. Goal 1: Coverage of health and community nutrition services for adolescents increased to 50% by 2018

b. Goal 2: Standard maternal health and nutrition package scaled up to 90% coverage by 2018

c. Goal 3: 50% of women of reproductive age have positive support from spouses and communities for decisions on maternal health, nutrition, healthy lifestyles and safe living environment by 2018.


2) KRA2: Infant and Young Child Nutrition

a. Goal 4: All health institutions provide the standard IYCF package (BMFHI, BF, CF, multiple micronutrient supplementation and fortification, dietary diversification, disease prevention and management, nutrition interventions in emergencies, feeding behaviours and stimulation, PMTCT, WASH and IMAM) by 2018

b. Goal 5: Community IYCF counseling package increased from 44% to 100% of districts and in at least 90% of the wards by 2018

c. Goal 6:Coverage of growth monitoring and promotion for under-fives increased from 2 districts to 20 districts by 2016 and to 40 districts by 2018 and covering 5 wards per district by 2018


3) KRA3 Clinical Nutrition Services

a. Goal 7: To increase the proportion of the adult population practicing at least one or a combination of the top 5 healthy lifestyles to 40% by 2018

b. Goal 8: Proportion of health facilities (central, provincial, mission and district hospitals) providing quality nutrition services for communicable (schistosomiasis, HIV, malaria, soil transmitted helminthes) and non-communicable diseases increased to 75% by 2018.

c. Goal 9: 30% of institutions adopt national food service and nutrition guidelines by 2018.


4) KRA4 Enhancing the Quality of Nutrition Information Systems and Effectiveness of Advocacy

a. Goal 10: Timely availability of relevant nutrition information that incorporates disaster risk reduction at all levels adequate for disaster preparedness planning and nutrition programming by 2018.


5) KRA 5 Strengthening Multi-sectoral Coordination and Collaboration for Integrated Nutrition Response

a. Goal 11:80% of women of reproductive age have the capacity to safely provide for their food, health and nutrition security using appropriate technologies

b. Goal 12: Coverage of health and community nutrition services for school children increased to 50% by 2018

c. Goal 13: All provinces and districts have Food and Nutrition Security Committees that are fully discharging their terms of reference by 2014, 50% of ward level committees functioning by 2018

d. Goal 14: To increase the proportion of households consuming safe and acceptable diets all year round to at least 80% by 2018

e. Goal 15: Scale up evidence-based nutrition sensitive interventions in social protection services to 80% coverage by 2018

f. Goal 16: At least 50% of community based health workers promote WASH related behaviour change whilst integrating nutrition messaging by 2018

g. Goal 17: To ensure that at least 50% of imported and locally produced foods are evaluated for safety by 2018.


6) KRA6 Capacity Development for Nutrition Service Delivery and Resource Mobilization

a. Goal 18:To ensure that the National Nutrition Department has a critical mass of staff with the ability, tools, supportive supervision and resources to integrate nutrition into other sectors

b. Goal 19: To increase resource allocation to nutrition to 1% of GDP per year by 2018.


WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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