Food fortification assessment survey report to be launched on July 12

Islamabad

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) will launch the finding report of Food Fortification Assessment Coverage Survey here on July 12 (Thursday).
The ministry of Planning Development and Reform with technical support from Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has conducted the Food Fortification Assessment Coverage Survey.
The survey utilized Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit (FACT) methodology developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to carry out coverage assessments of both population-based staple foods and condiments and targeted infant and young child fortification programs.
Adequate diet provides essential nutrients for healthy life. Pakistan is producing enough food for human consumption, however, malnutrition is prevalent in the country particularly micronutrient deficiencies.
These deficiencies are causing huge costs on society in terms of unrealized human potential and lost economy.
Keeping in view the food fortification as one of the most cost-effective and scalable strategies to address these inadequacies, various initiatives have been taken by the government in partnership with private sector with the support of development partners.
The survey was conducted to understand the current coverage and consumption patterns of fortifiable and fortified food vehicles included in the different food fortification programs and to estimate the potential for impact over time and among different population sub- groups—APP

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