Goal

Reduce anaemia in women of reproductive age (41% by 2030, 20%)

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 Women of reproductive age
Targeted population sex Only girls/women
Population coverage 4,917,100.0
Primary indicator Prevalence of anaemia among women of reproductive age
Primary indicator baseline 41%
Primary indicator target 20.50%

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. Specifically, strong advocacy is required to include iron and folic acid supplements in the national essential medicines list and mobilize state budget from the Ministry of Finance to ensure that women of reproductive age and pregnant women have access to iron and folic acid supplementation regardless of their economic capability. Healthcare workers capacity to provide supportive maternal nutrition counselling will be strengthened as a supply side component while pregnant women, women of reproductive age and communities as a whole are empowered to make informed decisions about their health and nutrition and address anaemia. Awareness raising and guidance for sub-national authorities on how to integrate nutrition interventions in their work plan will also be crucial and conducted in selected districts to begin with

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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