Increase the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in children untill 6 months

FROM Commitment: Stunting reduction in children under 5

Government / Tajikistan

Ministry of Health and Social Protection

Date made: 15 Mar 2022
Related event: No event
Verification status Verified Find out more
NAF SMARTness index High Find out more
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 Specific age group(s)
Targeted population specific age children under 6 months
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 120,150.0
Primary indicator Prevalence (%) of exclusively breastfed children under 6 months
Primary indicator baseline 36% (exclusive breastfeeding)
Primary indicator target 54% (exclusive breastfeeding) by 2025
Duration January, 2020 - December, 2025

Goal action plan

The MOHSPP will coordinate the implementation of the national communication programme on the first 1,000 days which include strong focus on communication components on the exclusive breastfeeding. The capacity of healthcare providers, including at maternity units, to provide breastfeeding counselling needs to be strengthened. One way will be to implement and scale up the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. (currently there are 58 hospitals certified and the country will aim to reach 70 hospitals with the BFHI).

Nutrition Action Classification


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


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


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

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