Increase the percentage of children 6-23 months that are timely introduced to complementary feeding

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 between 6 months to 23 months
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 360,450.0
Primary indicator Prevalence (%) of children getting the complementary feeding from 6 to 23 months
Primary indicator baseline 63% (timely introduction of complementary feeding)
Primary indicator target 90% (introduction of complementary feeding) by 2030
Duration January, 2020 - December, 2030

Goal action plan

The MoHSPP will coordinate the implementation of the national communication programme on the first 1,000 days focusing on SBCC interventions targeting healthcare workers and mothers and other community members. The national protocol on complementary feeding will be updated and approved. Based on the protocol, a series SBCC interventions will be developed and implemented. Furthermore, healthcare providers will be trained on complementary feeding based on the updated protocol.

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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