Goal

Prevalence of wasting

FROM Commitment: Stunting reduction in children under 5

Non-donor government / Tajikistan

Ministry of Health and Social Protection

Date made: 15 Mar 2022
Related event: No event
NAF SMARTness index Upper moderate Find out more
Goal type Impact
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

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

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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