President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for addressing various issues in the health sector including the stunting and malnutrition in children, mother and child health care, and lack of health facilities for the masses, especially in rural areas of the country. He was talking to the United Nations World Food Programme’s Special Advisor on Mother and Child Nutrition, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, who called on him in Islamabad.
The President said that Benazir Income Support Programme and the UN World Food Programme are collaborating to launch the country’s largest national flagship stunting prevention programme named the Benazir Nashonuma Programme.
He said the programme would initially target 1.5 million pregnant women, lactating mothers and children who are registered with BISP as the vulnerable segment of the population.
Source: Radio Pakistan