Prevalence of stunting in children 0-59 months
Their height-for-age is > 2 SD below the WHO Child Growth Standards median.
Prevalence of Anaemia in pregnant women
The target by 2022 is 20%
Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in children 0-6 months (%)
Contains all the nutrients required for development, growth and child survival.
Prevalence of iodine deficiency in children <5 years
The most devastating outcomes of iodine deficiency are high prenatal mortality and mental retardation.
Prevalence of birth weight of 2.5 kg and below
The target is 5% by 2022
40% REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNDER-5 WHO ARE STUNTED
50% REDUCTION OF ANAEMIA IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE
30% REDUCTION IN LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
NO INCREASE IN CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT
INCREASE THE RATE OF EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS UP TO AT LEAST 50%
REDUCE AND MAINTAIN CHILDHOOD WASTING TO LESS THAN 5%
Scaling Up Nutrition
The Government targets to achieve 100% national food and nutrition security through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation.
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