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“Facts for Life: Nutrition and Growth” is now available in the Tajik language to improve feeding practices of young children

DUSHANBE, 7 February 2013 – UNICEF in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tajikistan releases the publication “Facts for Life: Nutrition and Growth” in the Tajik language. Its intention is to improve feeding practices of young children.

Mr. Sherali Rahmatulloev (L), Head of MCH Department of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tajikistan, UNICEF in Tajikistan Representative Ms. Laylee Moshiri and Mr. Ayadil Saparbekov (R) presenting the "Facts for Life: Nutrition and Growth" publication in Tajik.
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Aiming to save lives of children, the “Facts for Life” publication is globally known as a handbook that provides evidence-based information to parents, caregivers and communities on child health, care and development.

“The messages contained in this publication are based on the latest scientific findings and presented in simple language so they can be understood and acted upon easily by all people,” said M. Laylee Moshiri, UNICEF Representative in Tajikistan.

“Improving the nutritional status of children in Tajikistan is a priority and this publication and other related activities are important steps to highlight essential nutrition practices that care-takers of children should be aware of. Such interventions have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of children and can also save lives”.

UNICEF supported the publication and distribution of 5000 copies of “Facts for Life: Nutrition and Growth” to make it available in every health centre across the country. In addition, a series of audio and video spots with key facts from this publication will also be aired to achieve wider coverage.

“The simple and vital information that this publication presents is  aimed to improve knowledge of parents and families on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding and salt iodisation,” said Mr. Sherali Rahmatullaev, Director of the Mother and Child Health Department at the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan.

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For further information, please contact:

UNICEF in Tajikistan:
Ms. Parveena Muhammedkhajaeva
Communication Officer
Tel.: +992 (918) 31 00 71




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