Nutrition Support Provided To Some 2,769 Health Sites

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – ninth May, 2021 ) :A complete of two,769 United Nation Childern’s Fund (UNICEF) supported well being websites had supplied nation extensive diet providers in response to covid-19 pandemic in the course of the yr 2020.

From out of two,769 well being websites 1,710 supplied providers in Punjab, 7,74 in Sindh, 122 in KP and 163 in Balochistan.

A complete of 161,702 SAM youngsters together with some 86,511 ladies and 75,191 boys, which was 58 per cent of the goal have been admitted for Severe Acute malnutrition (SAM) therapy supplied to 29,856 in KP; 27,421 in Baluchistan, 43,697 in Punjab and 60,728 in Sindh.

With UNICEF’s help, Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) on IYCF practices within the COVID-19 context by means of Lady Health Workers (LHWs) and different community-based networks reached 1,575,665 pregnant and lactating women (142 per cent of goal) in 2020 (Punjab 1,168,101, Balochistan 95,545, KP 106,330 and Sindh 205,989). InSindh UNICEF with its associate Shifa Foundation established 10 mobile Nutrition groups to succeed in 650 onerous to reachvillages in drought affected district Tharparker permitting 2,102 youngsters to be enrolled for SAM therapy.

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