Results for children
Key results for nutrition by 2015
Scale-up essential nutrition services
- 10,000 children receive life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
- 250,000 households are reached with information and guidance on the nutritional care of infants and young children.
- 5.5 million children age one to five years receive a deworming tablet twice a year to protect against micronutrient deficiencies.
- 6.5 million under age six months to five years receive a vitamin A capsule twice a year to protect against illness and blindness.
- 8 million households consume adequately iodized salt.
Regional and district capacity to deliver nutrition services
- Newly appointed nutrition officers in 21 regions and 133 districts benefit from an in-service training programme to strengthen skills to manage nutrition programmes.
- Service providers in 400 health facilities are skilled in delivering essential nutrition services to children and women.
- Nutrition services are planned and implemented in a manner promoting equal access for all children.
- Budget allocations and expenditures on nutrition are tracked and data used to advocate for increased investment in nutrition.
- National social safety net program, which targets extremely poor households, is nutrition sensitive.
Nutrition in emergencies
- Government and partners has capacity to respond to a nutrition emergency, including access to emergency nutrition supplies for a population of 50,000.
Nutrition in policies, plans and budgets
- National plans and strategies reflect nutrition as a priority across key sectors.
- Technical guidelines on nutrition reflect latest global recommendations and best practices.
- Additional resources leveraged to scale-up nutrition services for children and women.
- Effective structures are in place ensuring good coordination among nutrition partners.
- Partnerships for nutrition are in place and are effective in mobilizing action for nutrition.