Policy - National Nutrition Policy

Published by:
Ministry of Health
Published year:
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
Adopted by:
Prime Minister of Lao PDR
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

General objective:
The National Nutrition Policy serves as a legally binding document to substantially reduce levels of malnutrition, especially of vulnerable groups, and to mainstream nutrition in National Socio-Economic Development Plans (NSEDPs) in line with the implementation of the National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy (NGPES).

Specific objectives:
The National Nutrition Policy formulates ten specific objectives as follows:
1) Improve nutrient intake;
2) Prevent and reduce food and vector borne diseases;
3) Improve food access and food availability;
4) Improve mother and child care and education in nutrition and health;
5) Improve environmental health;
6) Improve nutrition programming with participatory management and M+E;
7) Make nutrition central in socio-economic development;
8) Priority investment in nutrition;
9) Strengthen the nutritional capacity within all levels and sectors of the GoL;
10) Facilitate action-oriented research and information systems.


WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010

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