Policy - Roadmap for Nutrition in South Africa

End date:
Published by:
Department of Health
Published year:
Adopted by:
(Policy to be signed by Minister of Health)
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Overall Goals:

- To contribute to increased life expectancy of the entire population by improving the quality, coverage and intensity of specific nutrition interventions that support reduction in mortality rates, especially maternal, neonatal, infant and child mortality;
- To promote optimal growth of children and prevent overweight and obesity later in life, by focusing on optimal infant and young child nutrition;
- To contribute to the prevention, control and treatment of HIV and Tuberculosis through targeted nutritional care and support strategies;
- To contribute to the effective functioning of the health sector, by reducing the demand for curative services and improving recovery rates from diseases, thus freeing up resources for preventive and promotive services
- To empower families and communities to make informed nutrition-related decisions, through advocacy regarding household food security, multisectoral collaboration and effective nutrition education.


WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

Revision log

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:54zillmerkpublishedpublished
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