Reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years

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 five years of age
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 1,200,000.0
Primary indicator Prevalence (%) of stunted children under 5 years of age
Primary indicator baseline 17.5% (stunting)
Primary indicator target 7% (stunting) by 2025
Duration January, 2020 - December, 2025

Goal action plan

Goal 1 (stunting): The Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MOHSPP) will coordinate the implementation of the national communication programme on the first 1,000 days of the child's life 2020-2024 among line ministries. The MOHSPP will support the line ministries in integration of relevant activities in their work plan to contribute to nutrition outcomes through awareness raising on the multisectoral nature of nutrition. In close collaboration with development partners, a package of interventions to reduce stunting will be implemented in selected districts and closely monitored to stock take what works and what doesn't, including capacity strengthening of healthcare providers, local authorities and health departments, community organizations to provide SBCC interventions

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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