The need

For over a decade, Pakistan has been grappling with alarming levels of malnutrition.

Severe undernutrition can have long-term effects on children’s cognitive development, scholastic achievement and economic productivity in adulthood.

  • For every 10 children born in Pakistan, one will die before the age of five
  • Close to half of all children under five are moderately or severely stunted
  • 54% of children under five are vitamin A deficient
  • 62% of children are anaemic

Some regions show up to 86% prevalence of childhood anaemia

Our solution

Together with the government, we’re improving women and children’s health through better access to micronutrients.

Read the Pakistan Country Brief

Nutrition International has been working in Pakistan since 2001 to improve the health of people in need, especially women and children, through better nutrition.

In partnership with national and provincial governments, we work to:

  • Improve and sustain the coverage of vitamin A supplementation for children under five across Pakistan
  • Increase the coverage and utilization of zinc supplements and oral rehydration salts to manage childhood diarrhoea
  • Ensure that young girls, pregnant women, mothers and children aged six to 24 months residing in remote rural areas of Pakistan receive improved nutrition and healthcare
  • Improve effectiveness of the national and provincial universal salt iodization program
  • Support the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement by hosting the SUN Civil Society Alliance and SUN Academia and Research Network
  • Reach 50 million people with fortified wheat flour and 148 million people with fortified edible oil or ghee
  • Improve the levels of iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid among children and women

Contact information

Get in touch.

Country Director, Pakistan
Dr. Shabina Raza
Email: sraza@NutritionIntl.org

Nutrition International Pakistan
4th Floor, 94 West, Din Pavilion,
Blue Area, Jinnah Avenue,
Islamabad – 44000, Pakistan

Telephone: +92 51 2804118 / +92 51 2804119
Fax: +9251 2804120