UNICEF Bangladesh operates on the basis of children's lifecycle, tracking their complex needs from before birth to adolescence.
An innovative approach, it allows sectors such as Nutrition to converge with other UNICEF sectors for addressing common priorities while maintaining the same pace.
Priorities for children vary depending on their age and are implemented in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh.
Reducing the rate of stunting at a faster pace is a national priority for Bangladesh. The disease is irreversible beyond age two.
A vicious cycle of undernutrition begins when pregnant mothers neglect food and supplements essential for healthy birth.
Most parents are still unaware of complementary feeding, which must be introduced when a child reaches six months.