The Joint Programme on Integrated Nutrition and Food Security

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JOINT PROGRAMME ON INTEGRATED NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE GROUPS IN VIET NAM 2010-2012

Through this programme, the UN supports the Government in addressing the continuing prevalence of malnutrition among the most vulnerable, with a focus on reducing stunting and preventing future malnutrition. It does this through improving the monitoring of food security, nutrition and health; improving the capacity to deliver critical health and nutrition services, including the appropriate care of the sick and malnourished, improved infant and young child feeding and the promotion of breastfeeding, and ensuring adequate intakes of iron, vitamin A and iodine, including supplementation and salt iodization; and improving food security by increasing homestead food production and linking it to the increased consumption of a variety of safe, quality food. The programme targets a group of selected provinces with high levels of stunting (prevalence rates and numbers), including Cao Bang, Dien Bien Dak Lak, Kon Tum, Ninh Thuan, and An Giang.

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