Goal

Reduce anaemia in children under five (42% - by 2030, 21%)

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 Specific age group(s)
Targeted population specific age children under five years of age
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 1,988,006.0
Primary indicator Prevalence of Anaemia among children under five years of age
Primary indicator baseline 41.50%
Primary indicator target 20.75%

Goal action plan

The MOHSP will coordinate the implementation of the national communication programme on the first 1,000 days 2020-2024 and the national programme on the prevention of micronutrient deficiencies and related diseases 2022-2027. Specifically, strong advocacy is required to include multiple micronutrient powders in the national essential medicines list and mobilize state budget from the Ministry of Finance. Furthermore, SBCC interventions will be developed and implemented in order to influence caregiver’s knowledge and practices around appropriate breastfeeding and child feeding and care (including hygiene). Health workers will also be trained on maternal nutrition and Infant and Young Child Feeding counselling skills to strengthen support for pregnant, women, lactating women and caregivers of young children in improving child nutrition and reducing anaemia among children in particular. Tajikistan will also start the implementation of wheat flour fortification with an aim to reduce anaemia.

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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