Action - Improving nutritional status of pregnant women and infants - Multiple micronutrient powder (point-of-use fortification) - Infants and young children

Programme: Improving nutritional status of pregnant women and infants

Programme description

The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) in Vietnam currently produces two products; a Multi-Nutrient Powder (MNP) and a Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) adapted to local taste. Both products are well adapted to the needs of the target population of pregnant and lactating women, infants and young children and can play an important role in improving nutritional status, cognitive development and supporting optimal infant and young child feeding. 

GAIN sees an opportunity to expand the reach of the MNP and the RUSF in the context of national promotion of optimal maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The project aims to prevent malnutrition and improve the nutrition status of pregnant and lactating women, infants and young children of low income households and vulnerable populations in Vietnam. The project’s goal is to effectively reach 24,000 children under 5 by December 2014, using different vehicles to address the micronutrient deficiencies. The objective of the program overall is to expand access by low-income households to MNP and RUSF products through public based delivery channels such as commune and district health centres, as well as their introduction through the bi-annual national health and nutrition campaign.

Programme type

Community/sub-national

References

Information retrieved from the Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group. http://www.hftag.org/

Target group: 
Infants and young children
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
Age group: 
6-59 months

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