Priority action areas
Prevention: Scaling up equity-sensitive population interventions to address risk factors and their underlying social determinants …
3. Promote sports and physical activity, starting from schools. Revise and update the school curricula on physical education and nutrition.
4. Promote and sustain the ‘open school’ initiative to facilitate physical activity at the community level.
5. Create healthy choice environment by providing the fruit schemes and enforce regulations on street vendors. …
9. Prepare and identify key stakeholders to reduce salt content in bread.
1. Raise awareness on the healthy eating habits and nutrition and outdoor activities through the social media, campaigns and professional education.
2. Promote breastfeeding;
Non- Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Implementation Plan 2016–2020 in Albania
Domain 2 : Prevention Specific Objective
2:Scaling up equity-sensitive population interventions to address risk factors and its underlying social determinants
Nutrition and physical activity
2.10 Develop national guidelines on physical activities
2.12 Enable the implementation of the training protocols related to physical activity and diet for school health personnel and use of the nutrition modules with special emphasis on rural and remote areas
2.12.1 Train the school health personnel on physical activity and diet modules (with special emphasis on rural and remote areas)
2.14 Build on the existing salt iodization monitoring system to estimate the consumption of salt at the population level
2.14.1 Conduct the survey on consumption of salt at the population level
2.14.2 Prepare and build the capacity for the population -based survey on salt consumption
2.15 Work with the industry to reduce the salt content in bread maintaining the use of iodized salt based on the standard set by USI law
2.15 Conduct a feasibility study on reducing the salt content in bread maintaining the use of iodized salt based on the standard set by the law on “Prevention of the disorder caused by the iodine deficiency in human body “
2.16 Increase awareness of healthy nutrition and physical activity among the population
2.16.1 Organize a campaign on healthy eating habits and physical activity
2.16.2 Implement the “check- up “
2.16.3 see 2.12 in addition 2.16.
2.17 Review and update the national nutrition guidelines
2.17.1 Review the existing guidelines and protocols on nutrition with specific focus on adults and adolescents
2.17.2 Update the existing guideline and protocols on nutrition with specific focus on adults and adolescents
2.18 Promote breastfeeding
2.18.1 Strengthen of the implementation of the law on “Promotion and protection of breastfeeding “
2.18.2 Evaluation of hospitals bearing the ”Baby-Friendly Hospital” certificate
2.18.3 Expand the initiative of the ”Baby Friendly Hospital”
2.18.4 Establish a model on creating a “mothers with baby “group for promoting the breastfeeding
2.19 Build on the existing primary care training programs related to the physical activity and nutrition; ensure continuous training of all relevant staff
2.19.1 Train the health staff at primary health care services on physical activity and nutrition
2.19.1 Number of training activities for the health staff at primary health care services on physical activity and nutrition
2.20 Review the existing regulation-initiatives related to reducing the marketing pressure of food and nonalcoholic beverage to children and propose specific recommendations
2.20.1 Desk review of the existing regulation-initiatives related to reducing marketing pressure of food and nonalcoholic beverage to children and propose specific recommendations
2.20.2 Organize round tables to present the review findings and articulate recommendations for the decision makers
2.21 Assess the current amount of trans-fats in the food chain and estimate the cost-benefit of potential measures to reduce trans-fats
2.21.1 Assess the current amount of trans-fats in the food chain.
2.21.2 Estimate the cost-benefit of potential measures to reduce trans-fat
2.21.3 Establish the laboratory capacity on the trans-fat content assessment in the chain food at IPH
Domain: Surveillance-Research (HIA)
Specific Objective 4:Establish a comprehensive and coordinated national surveillance system
4.6 Scale up the under-5 child nutrition surveillance nation wide
4.6.1 Develop a data collection manual
4.6.2 Train the health staff on data collection and reporting