Reduce the prevalence of wasting 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 wasted children under 5 years of age
Primary indicator baseline 5.6% (wasting)
Primary indicator target 5% (wasting) by 2025
Duration January, 2020 - December, 2025

Goal action plan

The MOHSPP will coordinate the implementation of the national protocol on the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition with partners. Specifically, the quality of the SAM treatment through inpatient and outpatient facilities need to be improved. Special focus will be given to exclusive breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary feeding and continued breastfeeding until 2 year and beyond. Prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases through national routine immunization programme will continue and strengthened. Children under five years will be provided with vitamin A supplementation and vitamin D and folic acid and iron. MAM treatment pilot will also be continued and scaled up.

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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