This project will institutionalize and sustain the improvement in quality and availability of adequately fortified oil with vitamins A and D in Pakistan.
Adequate nutrition in the first years of a child’s life provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth, and a strong immune system, and it helps prevent future non-communicable diseases associated with overweight.
Despite significant recent accomplishments made in reducing child mortality, every year over five million children die before their fifth birthday because of:
- Inadequate infant and young child nutrition (IYCN), especially a lack of breastfeeding
- Deficiencies in micronutrients such as vitamin A and iron