What UNICEF is doing

Raising nutrition profile

Scaling up intervention and services

Nutrition in emergencies

Impact with equity

Results for children


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.

Enhancing equity

  • 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.



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