Goal

Increase availability of domestically fortified wheat flour (0% - by 2030 70% )

FROM Commitment: Prevention of micronutrient deficiencies

Non-donor government / Tajikistan

Ministry of Health and Social Protection

Date made: 15 Mar 2022
Related event: No event
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Goal type Policy
Targeted location National - All regions (Dushanbe, Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast, Districts of the Republican Subordination, Khatlon, Sughd)
Targeted population Specific population group(s)
Targeted population age All ages
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 9,506,292.0
Primary indicator Percentage (%) of domestically fortified wheat flour
Primary indicator baseline 0% (wheat)
Primary indicator target 70%

Goal action plan

Goal 1: Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MOHSP) will coordinates the implementation of the national programme on the prevention of micronutrient deficiencies and related diseases 2022-2027 in collaboration with line ministries, private sectors and development partners. The major flour mills will be engaged through roundtable to familiarize them with the law which made wheat flour fortification mandatory and guide them on the process, including the import of premix and installation of fortification equipment. Standards, protocols and manuals for wheat flour fortification should be developed and/or updated based on availability. Flour mill companies need to be trained on various aspects of wheat flour fortification, including fortification process and laboratory analysis for internal quality control and quality assurance. In order to obtain baseline figures for some key biomarkers, a nutrition survey also needs to be conducted with a strong M&E plan following the start of the implementation of the national programme.

Nutrition Action Classification

Enabling

  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data

Policy

  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services

Impact

  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

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