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Director Nutrition Dr. Amin khan Mandokhail visited nutrition facilities in Musakhail and assessment visit to districts Loralai and Barakhan for initiating nutrition services.
22.09.2020: Meeting of Provincial Nutrition Directorate, Health Department Balochistan with partners organization and UNHCR on capacity building of referral mechanism related to host and refugees issue.
19.09.2020: Secretary Health Dosten Jamaldini and Secretary Finance Noor ul haq Baloch visited OTP site at DHQ kharan. District Nutrition Officer Ihtram kubdani share progress update of nutrition program district kharan, also presented annual progress report.
17th-18th September 2020: Mission from ministry of health services regulations and coordination Pakistan visited Quetta from 17th to 18th September for finalizing federal pc 1 so consultative meeting held on tackling malnutrition, strengthening of nursing sector and elimination of Hepatitis C.
29th August 2020: Meeting was held in conference room of ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination on the request of M/O NHSR & C with following three main agenda points :
22nd August 2020: District Nutrition Officer Mr. Alamgir Khan Mandokhail is briefing worthy Secretary Health Mr. Dostain Jamaldini regarding ongoing activities of Nutrition in District zhob Staff officer ...
21st August 2020: District Nutrition Officer Alamgir Khan Mandokhail is briefing worthy Secretary Health Balochistan Mr. Dostain Jamaldini regarding ongoing activities of Nutrition in District Killa Saifullah.
17th August 2020: DNO Sibi/Kohlu sharing Progress update regarding Nutrition with DHO Sibi Dr. Akber Solangi...
Delphi approach workshop of Health Facility Staff of Quetta & Chaghi districts for HDP Project regarding improving Health system...
District Nushki: Secretary health visited SC DHQ and OTPs ...
12.08.2020: Coordination Meeting of DNO Kohlu with MS DHQ hospital Dr. Attaullah Marri , Dr. khudaidad Zarkoon and Dr. Sahib khan were also present on the occasion...
12th August 2020: Strategies & Planing of Post COVID-19 Management and Flood Meeting was held at Provincial Nutrition Directorate with Vertical Programs Health Department chaired by Parliamentary Secretary Health Balochistan Dr Rubaba Buledi.
10th August 2020: Community Awareness Session held with community members on IYCF, prevention from COVID 19 and Personal Health & Hygiene at Killi Alizai, in the catchment area of OTP site Rural Health Centre, Alizai District Pishin ...
7th August 2020: Community Awareness Session held with Caregivers and PLWs on IYCF, COVID 19 and Personal Health and Hygiene at Christian Colony, Town Area District Pishin.
7th August 2020: Community Awareness Session held on IYCF, COVID 19 and Personal Health and Hygiene at Killi Old Hikalzai, in the catchment area of OTP site Rural Health Centre, Saranan District Pishin...
Meeting of Provincial Nutrition Technical Working Group was held at Provincial Nutrition Directorate ...
19th - 25th July 2020: Provincial Nutrition Directorate team Mr. Abdul Bari Kurd and Mr. Faiz Muhammad Breach visited OTPs at District Lasbella ...
Advocacy/Awareness seminar on Nutrition and COVID-19 held today in SPH Quetta attended by Doctors and nurses organized by Provincial Nutrition Directorate.
24th July 2020: Advocacy/Awareness seminar on Nutrition and COVID-19 held today in Bolan Medical Hospital by Provincial Nutrition Directorate.
Field Monitoring visit of OTP site established in Rural Health Centre, Umer Abad, District Pishin & Field Monitoring visit of Provincial Nutrition Team to OTP site, Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Khanozai District Pishin.
The district program staff has conducted screening of children age 6 to 59 Months at Civil Colony, Boston Village, Union Council, District Pishin for Identification and further treatment of Malnourished children in OTP established under Provincial Nutrition Directorate in Health Facility.
20th July 2020: Provincial Nutrition Directorate Mr Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail (Provincial Director) Briefing to media about the nutrition program mandate, progress and way forward.
Deputy director Dr. Abid sab and Nutrtion officers Ismail sherani sab Monitoring visit to the DHQ OTP Along with District Nutrition officer zhob...OTP incharge latif briefed about the OTP activities..
16th July 2020 : District Nutrition Officer Visiting OTP RHC Talli District Sibi. Where Balochistan Nutrition Directorate is providing Nutritional services.
15th - 16th July 2020: Representative of Provincial Nutrition Directorate Mr. Abdul Bari Kurd (Project Officer) and Faiz Muhammad Barech (Health and Education, Nutrition Officer) Monitoring visits ...
in meeting the program for stabilization centre was discussed and also future planning for CHQ & other districts as well.
7th July 2020: Representative of Provincial Nutrition Directorate displayed COVID-19 and IYCF banners for Public awareness on different spots(health houses, BHUs, public places etc) of District Quetta.
Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein.More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, which also includes vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk.
Director Nutrition Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail visit to district pishin with secretary health Mr.Dostain Jamaldini, PC MNCH Dr. Ismail Mirwani and PC LHW program Dr. Arbab Kamran Kasi.
Where DC kohlu highly appreciated efforts of Nutrition Directorate for Providing services ...
District Nutrition kohlu Sami Zarkoon is briefing LHWs on importance of MMS during Covid19 . FPO Mir Nasurallah Marri and DCNP Dr. Khalid Marri were also present on the occasion
Coordination and follow up meeting between Representative of Provincial Nutrition Directorate & Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF)
A balanced diet is very important for vitality, vigor, good health and strong immunity. If you are taking a whole some, healthy diet your chances of getting acute infections and chronic diseases are far lower than your counter parts who are not taking an optimal healthy diet.
Proper nutrition and hydration are vital. People who eat a well-balanced diet tend to be healthier with stronger immune systems and lower risk of chronic illnesses and infectious diseases. So you should eat a variety of fresh and unprocessed foods every day to get the vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants your body needs.
District Kohlu: District Coordination Committee Meeting under the chairmanship of Dr. Sherzaman Marri DHO kohlu. Meeting Organized by Provincial Nutrition Directorate.
25th June 2020: District Nutrition Officer visited Health House along with Dr. Sajida Mir DCNP. Monitored screening process ...
As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe interest in nutrition and diet in relation to immunity has increased, as has confusion and misconceptions. No food or supplement, can protect you from getting the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Meeting in nutrition directorate chaired by secretary health On role of micronutrients especially vitamin D, A, b12 and zinc to boast immunity, pc1/plan for covid and way forward, task force for preparing way forward for managing covid and also briefing to secretary on nutrition services in province and also secretary visited recently established nutrition directorate
National Program for LHWs inaugurated the Mothers & Children week and conducted an awareness session on coronavirus with District stakeholders during the planning and inauguration meeting,
نوشکی..سول ہسپتال نوشکی میں پولیس کا دستہ .اے سی نوشکی سوبان دشتی..ڈی ایس پی نوشکی عابد شیرزہی.ایس ایچ او نوشکی علی احمد بگٹی اس مشکل گھڑی میں خدمات سرانجام دینے پر ڈاکٹرز.پیرامیڈکس اسٹاف و دیگر عملے کو سلامی دے رہے ہیں اس موقع پر ڈی ایچ او نوشکی صاحبزادہ ڈاکٹر فرید احمد فوکل پرسن ڈاکٹر ظفر مینگل و دیگر موجود ہیں
Visit of PND team to district killa abdullah. Pnd team had comprehensive visit to district and visited all 23 OTP sites regarding monitoring .data and assets.
Provincial Nutrition Directorate in collaboration with UNICEF displayed Billboards in different public points of Quetta City.
The program district staff of Provincial Nutrition Directorate has conducted Inter-personal counselling sessions with community people in different areas of District Dera Bugti regarding awareness on prevention from COVID 19. In sessions...
Established information desk for COVID-19 at Army medical camp at Pakistan House Taftan, provided broachers, informative posters in English and Urdu languages with presence of Brigadier Zulqarnain, Maj Nida ...
One Day Adocacy Seminar with District and Community Stakeholders held at District Dera Bugti, Mir Gohram Bugti, DC, ADC also attended the Seminar.
IDD session with LHWs. Concluded by DHO Dr Ahmed Baloch at Hub ...
One Day Seminar on Breastfeeding for LHWs and LHSs held at DHQ Hospital Loralai.
Breast Feeding advocacy and awareness seminar at govt. Girls Inter College, Uthal. LMO DHQ hospital delivered lecture.
سیمینار سے سابق صوبائی مشیر انڈسٹریز سردار درمحمد ناصر، نیوٹریشن کے صوبائی نیوٹریشن آفیسر شاہ محمد کاکڑ ، ڈی ایچ او ڈاکٹر عبدالحلیم ناصر،پی پی ایچ آئی کے ڈی ایس ایم محیب اللہ کاکڑ اور ڈسٹرکٹ نیوٹریشن آفیسر محمد بلال کاکڑ سمیت دیگر مقررین...
اوتھل۔نیوٹریشن اور حکومت بلوچستان کے اشتراک سے اوتھل میں سیمینار کا انعقاد کیا گیا اور صحافیوں کو آڈیو نمک کے متعلق بریفینگ دی گئی تفصیلات کیمطابق گزشتہ روز سرکٹ ہاوس اوتھل میں صوبائی نیوٹریشن ڈپئیی ڈائریکٹر غلام مصطفیٰ ۔نیوٹریشن لسبیلہ آفیسر قادربخش کی زیر صدارت سرکٹ ہاوس اوتھل میں ایک روزہ سیمینار کا انعقاد کیا گیا
Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and children organized a district level seminar on Vitamin- A supplementation(VAS) for partners Advocacy and sensitization at DHQ Kohlu on Monday.
A Nutrition Stabilization Center was established at Sheikh Zayyed Hospital in January 2019, and is being supported by Provincial Nutrition Directorate in Collaboration with the World Health Organization.
August 22 ,2019 : As per directive of Director Nutrition (Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail) Provincial Nutrition Directorate established OTP (Outpatient therapeutic programme) at Sandeman Provincial Hospital Children Quetta.
Quetta: Three day 6-8 August conducive training for the trainer's for newly onboard implementing partners NGO's staff has been conducted , the thematic areas been given exhaustive conceptual training are on CMAM, IYCF, BCC, Micronutrients, MIS tools and Monitoring.
According to NNS 2018, Anemia in Adolescent girls is 73% whereas 61.3% in Married girls ...
Quetta 25 July 2019: Parliamentary secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Nausheen Hamid said that Federal government under the leadership of Prime minister Imran Khan is curious to deal with the alarming situation of malnutrition among children and women along with its associated factors.
Objective of the Quarterly Review meeting was to access the BCC activities both at facility and community level being carried out by the partners.
Balochistan Nutrition program for Mothers and children district kharan organised one day trickle down training on gender sensitization for health care providers.
One-Day Trickle-down Trainings on Gender Sensitization held at District Nushki for District Health Staff (doctors, paramedics, National Program and PPHI staff).
One-Day Trickle-down Trainings on Gender Sensitization held at District Sibi is for District Health Staff (doctors, paramedics, National Program and PPHI staff).
One day trickle down training on gender sensitization held at District Killah Saifullah on 13th June 2019. One day training was attended by district health staff, PPHI staff and LHS and LHWs and the session were imparted by PND ...
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children district panjgoor conduct a seminar on Iodine Deficiency Disorders, talking to the ocassion said by DDHO Dr. Abdul Ghafoor and District Nutrition Officer panjgoor Mr. Ihtram kubdani a deficiency of iodine can have serious effects on the body.
The 2018 Pakistan National Nutrition Survey (NNS 2018), the largest national nutrition survey, in Pakistan. It is designed to provide to policymakers, programme managers and academicians a unique set of nutrition-related data including environmental, anthropometric and biochemical indicators...
Quarterly Coordination Technical Committee Meeting held by Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mother's and Children , Provincial Nutrition Directorate Chaired by Dr. Kamalan Gichki , Director Establishment DG Health office Health Department Goverment of Balochistan....
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five years of age and that of women of reproductive age by improving the coverage of effective nutrition intervention in selected districts including Sibi, Kohlu, Panjgur, Noshki, Zhob, Killa Saifullah and Kharan...
The integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)in common global scale for classifying...
Nutritional Emergency was declared in Balochistan by Health Department, Government of Balochistan. In this regard a meeting was also held at Provincial Nutrition Directorate, Balochistan on 7th January 2019 where it was decided on mutual consensus by the nutrition working group to work on nutrition emergency in District Killa Abdullah ...
The purpose of the field visit was to attend the inter provincial review and planning workshop for experience sharing and lessons learned. Moreover, the team also Presented the presentation on overall program and IEC material with nutrition support program Sindh ...
A meeting was held with Dr. Baseer Khan Achakzai on 15th April, 2019 at his office. The Provincial Nutrition Directorate team briefed the Director Nutrition/NPM about the purpose of visit and explained that very recently the Provincial Cabinet has been declared the Nutrition Emergency in Province for which the Provincial Nutrition Directorate ...
District Level Trainings of LHSs & LHWs On Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Conducted by Provincial Nutrition Directorate in Collaboration with UNICEF ...
BNPMC has conducted progress review meeting with the aim to enshrine futuristic envisioned interventions in scaling up overall activities to all districts of Balochistan the event was held at EPI Center Hall Brewery Road Quetta in inaugural sessions districts teams ...
Provincial Nutrition Directorate Balochistan, in collaboration with UNICEF initiated the Food for Peace Project (FFPP) to carry out the Outpatient Therapeutic Program(OTPs) in Five (5) Districts of Balochistan...
Coordination meeting held at Deputy Commissioner Office by Red Crecent team from Islam abad, Deputy Commissioner Nushki Abdul Raazaq Baloch chaired the meeting, Team shared their activities plan for flood affected areas of Nushki ...
Reference to the Activity No. 4.8.27 of approved work plan 2019, Three days Training of DNOs and PMU staff on Data Management, Reporting and Photography skills was conducted at Islamabad for PMU staff on the subject mention above for three days by IRM at Islamabad...
Deputy Commissioner Nushki Abdul Razzaq Sasoli chaired the Quarterly review meeting on Behaviour Change Communication at DHO Office Nushki where the DHO Nushki Dr. Farid Ahmed co-chaired the said meeting with presence of Deputy Director M&E Nutrition Directorate Dr. Naqeeb ullah Niyazi, Data analyst PND Arbab Sanaullah ...
To assess the BCC activities both at facility and community level being carried out by the Partners. Orientation of program staff on BCC/IPC activities...
To visit OTPs established under FFP Project for monitoring quality of data management and service delivery, To capture key bottlenecks and issues hindering the pace and quality of project activities ...
Director Nutrition Provincial Nutrition Directorate Balochistan Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail has called upon the delegation of National Food Alliance and Food Fortification Program. In the delegation National Coordinator NFA Dr. Khawja Masood Ahmed, Technical Director Dr. Tausif Akhtar Janjgua, FFP other members were Munwar Hussain & Zameer Haider were in the meeting. DHO Quetta Dr. Saeed Mirwani, National Program for LHW PC Dr. Arbab Kamaran Kasi, DPM Dr. Naqeeb Niazi, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa , Shabir Achakzai were in the meeting.
Coordination meeting has been held in Provincial Nutrition Directorate Health Department Government of Balochistan by FAO team With BNPMC, the team of FAO was leading by National Consultant and Associate Professor at DOW University of Health Sciences Karachi Dr. Nilofer Fatima ...
Provincial Nutrition Directorate, Health Department, Government of Balochistan in collaboration with UNICEF has planned some activities regarding Awareness on Nutrition, IYCF, Routine Immunization, MNCH and Hygiene for the teachers and students...
Three Batches of Trainings of Three Days On Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) For Health Care Providers (HCPs), Leady Health Workers (LHWs) and Leady Health Supervisors (LHSs) with the support of UNICEF...
Nutrition Emergency that has been declared by minister Mir NaseebUllah Marri under the recent wave of Drought and poor Nutrition status to remote areas of Balochistan has been appreciated by all over Balochistan.
26 December 2018 – National Parlimentary Secretary Dr. Nausheen Hamid said all available resouces will be utilized in dealing with the situation of malnutrition in connection to the nutrition emergecy been declared in Balochistan.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary to National Ministry of Health Services Dr. Nausheen Hamid leading a delegation of MoH - WHO visited Balochistan Nutrition Program
WHO Regional Advisor (EMRO) Dr. Ayoub Al-jawaldeh said, WHO with support of UNICEF, WFP , GOP, GOB, will work together to support Nutrition Interventions In Balochistan.
Deputy Speaker National Assembly extended Government Support at all level for the Provincial Nutrition Program Balochistan
Provincial Minister Health Mir Naseeb ullah Marri have declared in establishing Nutrition Directorate
Government of Balochistan has taken the issue of Drought and Malnutrition very seriously. Hope optimistic results be delivered as people are in dire need to help in remote areas and reaching to masses is immense.
IDD sensitisation Seminar has been conducted by Nutrition Program Balochistan , talking to the ocassion said by experts and District Nutrition Officer Zhob Mr. Alamgir Khan Mandokhail said Iodine is an element that's required for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones .
13. Dec.2018 Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition program for mothers and children has conducted Consultative meeting with the private sector salt processor’s /owners at Directorate General Conference hall...
11. NOV. 2018 (Quetta): Government of Balochistan under the dynamic leadership of Chief MinisterJam Kamal Khan is utilizing all its available resources to give best possible Health services to the masses .
25. Nov. 2018 Minister Health Balochistan Mir. Naseeb Ullah Marri has declared Nutrition Emergency in the Annual Review Meeting of BNPMC & assured Nutrition interventions will be increased to all Balochistan immediately .
QUETTA: Provincial Health Minister Naseeb ullah Marri said on Saturday that good nutrition of mother during pregnancy is necessary for the health of newly born baby. Through timely screening and cure, the nutrition related issues can be averted from mother and child.
Looking into one field operation activities is excessively important along with impartial for the growth and success of enduring progress of the nutrition program interventions.
28. Oct. 2018 Zhob: Provincial Coordinator Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mother's and Children Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail made a surprise visit to District Zhob and District Killa Saifullah.
Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti : I congratulate and welcome Dr. Amin Mandokhail for taking charge of the Provincial Coordinator of Nutrition Program for mother and children and head of Nutrition Cell, from the core of my heart.
Senator Usman Kakar has urged the federal and provincial governments to play their due role in controlling malnutrition in Balochistan, saying the provincial nutrition programme must be expanded throughout the province.
A meeting was held under the Co-chairmanship of Director General Health Services Dr. Shakir Ali Baloch, Additional Secretary (Dev.) Helath Mr. Abdul Rauf Baloch, Chief of Section Health & Nutrition Mr. Zamaran Ali.
Breast feeding campaign has been started with zeal and enthusiasm in the provincial capital an event has been organized by Balochistan Nutrition Cell and BNPMC with support of UNICEF.
Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mother's and Children( BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF has formally Dissimanated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) Strategy Balochistan 2018- 2022.
Deputy Program Managers BNPMC Dr. Sadiq Baloch and Dr. Sabina Baloch said that BCC in connection with the usage of media tools are like the lifeblood of the program as the integral part all the implementing partners and the district implementation team must focus to the important aspects of the Behavioral Communication change and Media they were addressing while on the Capacity Building Training on Behavior Change Communication that has been conducted by Zeekay Films (Consultancy firm for BCC).
1st provincial feeding board meeting was held under the chairmanship of MPA and board member of the provincial feeding board MS. YASMIN LEHRI and Secretary Health Government of Balochistan Mr. Saleh Mohammad Nasar, the main agenda of constituting of this board was the implementation of the Balochistan protection and promotion of breast- feeding and child nutrition bill, 2014.
Provincial Technical Committee Meeting of National Nutrition Survey 2018 for Balochistan has been conducted by the provincial nutrition cell and chaired by Deputy Program Manager Dr. Sabina Baloch where the overall status of ongoing 2018 NNS was discussed in detail.
Additional Secretary Planning and Development Mr. Abdullah Khan said importance of management information systems in management is very crucial for the success and growth of any organisation.
Balochistan is relatively the least developed province of Pakistan. Several studies and reports have found that Balochistan have the lowest levels of human development in the country ...
Dissemination of SMART(Standardized Monitoring & Assessment of Relief and Transition) and KAP ( Knowledge, Attitude & Practices) Nutrition Surveys through Medical Emergency Resilience Foundation(MERF)in 16 Districts of Balochistan
The technical board of IYCF Balochistan have endorsed to issue the IYCF strategy Balochistan, technical board was briefed that under the new guidance on complementary feeding programming includes the process and tools for assessment of various parameters to understand the local complementary feeding situation
Deputy Commissioner Killa Saifullah Mr. Shafqat Anwar Shahwani appreciated the interventions being taken by Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children at Killasaifullah, he said that BNPMC has enhanced and improved overall nutritional status of the community in the district and its adjoining areas, which is highly commendable and appreciable.
International Health Day celebrated at District Panjgur where a program was arranged by Health & Nutrition Society Balochistan and Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children with collaboration of WHO.
Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti said the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children is engaged in changing the behaviors of the General masses in practicing healthy practicable practices in Nutrition, Hygiene, Food etc.
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children, DPM Technical and DPM (M&E) Dr. Sabina Baloch, Dr. Sadiq Baloch have chaired One day joint district Coordination/Progress review meeting with National program for family Planning Primary Health Care (LHW) ...
Quetta: 19-21st March,2018 . Deputy Program Manager (M&E), Deputy Program (Technical) Dr. Sabina Baloch Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Dr. Sadiq Baloch briefed and highlighted the training objectives in a three days Training of Lady Health Supervisors, National Program for FP & PCH and District Nutrition Focal Persons, PPHI on Supportive Monitoring and was organized by the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) from March 19th to March 21st, 2018 in National Institute of Management Sciences (NIMS), Quetta.
A meeting has been conducted with PPHI-B chaired by Chief Operating officer Haji Rafique Raisaini and BNPMC PC Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti in the meeting overall progress ...
Deputy Commissioner Sibi, Mr. Zakir Nasar endorses district administration full support in the operational activities of Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children.
(Quetta); Balochistan is relatively the least developed province of Pakistan. Several studies and reports have found that Balochistan have the lowest levels of human development in the country the province lags behind the rest of the country in economic growth, labor productivity, health, education and other socioeconomic indicators.
Secretary Health Mr. Javed Anwer Shahwani has said that Balochistan Nutrition Program in the province working for the improvised activities of the Nutrition and other correlated activities in a vibrant manner.
Programme Manager Balochistan Nutrition Program Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti said that Balochistan Government under the dynamic visionary leadership of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sana Ullah Khan Zehri, Minister Health Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch and by the guidelines of Secretary health Balochistan Mr. Javed Anwer Shahwani, team Balochistan Nutrition programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) is utilizing all its available resources to bring a change in the scenario of malnourishment in the restive province and by this positive results are also coming.
Provincial Head of Nutrition Program for Mothers and Childeren Balochistan Dr. Ali Nasir Ali Bugti has been awarded Pakistan Civil Society prestigious award of Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal for Exemplary Services 2017.
Quetta 08th December 2017 : Secretary Health Javeed Anwar Shahwani told that Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children working on the health of Mothers & Children, they are doing great job and this program needs more improvement and Vast the coverage.Before this the death ratio of children under 5 were massive.
Following the provincial review and planning workshop, a three days Inter Provincial Review and Strategic Workshop, organized by the World Bank was held in PC Hotel, Karachi on 19th to 21st September 2017. Project team from both Balochistan and Sindh, Health Department personnel of Balochistan and Sindh, representatives of PPHI, LHW Program, NGOs attended the workshop.
Balochistan Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch has announced moving a resolution in the next session of the provincial assembly for imposing a nutrition emergency in the province as nutrition situation of mother and child is very serious in the province.
World Bank Mission led by Dr. Tayab Masood, Technical Team Leader WB for BNPMC visited Balochistan to conduct Midterm Review of the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children.
Vitamin A supplementation is being implemented with support from the Micronutrient Initiative and UNICEF through Polio NIDS for children 6 to 59 months. This will need to be sustained for coming years as Polio is still not eradicated in Pakistan, along with strengthening government’s mechanism to monitor results.
Provincial Steering Committee meeting held at Planning & Development Department (P&D) Government of Balochistan. Additional Chief Secretary Health Dr. Umar Babar chaired the meeting.
Quarterly Provincial Coordination Committee (PCC) meeting was arranged at BNPMC office under the chairmainship of Director General Health Balochistan.
One day long quarterly meeting of Provincial Fortification Alliance (PFA) Balochistan held at Quetta. Mr. Asmat Ullah Khan, Secretary Health chaired the meeting.
A meeting was facilitated by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) between Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Bank & Multi-Donor Trust Fund-Nutrition Balochistan Nutrition Project for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) team at Serena Quetta.
Three days long consultative workshop was organized on 9th – 11th May at Quetta Serena Hotel to present the IYCF strategy draft to relevant stake-holders in-order to incorporate their feedback and suggestions.
PMU has conducted refresher training for LHWs, CMWs, paramedics and NGOs staff of program focused districts, Sibi, Kohlu, Noshki, Kharan, Panjgoor, Killa Saifullah and Zhob. A total number of 1319 field staff have been trained.
Mr. Asmatullah Khan Kakar Secretary Health Government of Balochistan visited Stabilization Centre (SC) Out-patient Therapeutic Centers(OTPs) of Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children established at District Headquarter Hospital and various union councils of district Panjgur.
In the health system covered areas the implementation of the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children is primarily through Lady Health Worker Program (LHW program) and People’s Primary Health Initiative (PPHI).
“When mothers are anemic, they give birth to malnourished children and the cycle continues”
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) in collaboration of PPHI Sibi has setup five days’ nutrition stall at exhibition area of historical Sibi mela (Festival).
Dr. Saeed Ahmed Jamali Commissioner Sibi division visited OTP Centre at DHQ hospital Kohlu he was welcomed by the Distrct Nutrition officer Mr. Sami Zarkoon and Mir. Asif Baloch OTP in-charge.
The technical nature of the nutrition program and the limited number of experienced (nutrition specific) people calls for rigorous training and capacity building initiatives. An important function of the BNPMC is to technically strengthen the nutrition program in terms of building capacities of the key staff and partners for an effective service delivery and to enable the program (Nutrition Cell) in evolving as premier technical body for all nutrition related matters in the province.
Parallel to development of the Nutrition BCC Strategy and the field implementation of the nutrition activities the IEC materials have also been developed and placed at all health centers ensuring that the key nutrition messages and practices are available with the health staff as well as the communities in printed form.
Social & Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) is one of the important component of Balochsitan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children to pursued the community for adoption of healthy behaviors regarding nutrition of pregnant, lactating woman, adolescent girls, infants and young children.
Maternal (MMR) 785 per 100,000 live births and Infant mortality rate (IMR) 111 per 1000 is highest in Pakistan among other developing countries as shown by various surveys and reports. The condition in rural areas of Balochistan is rather worst.
The national nutrition survey 2011 depicts a high percentage of women (29 %) and children (35 %) in Balochistan with iodine deficiency. The only easy and cost-effective way to address the situation is to improve the intake of iodine by these groups by ensuring 100% salt iodization in the province.
The severely malnourished children (SAM) are categorized as SAM-with complications and SAM-without complications.SAM children without complications are treated in the Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTPs) while the ones having complications are initially admitted in the Stabilization Centers (SCs) for treatment of medical complications and subsequently shifted to the OTPs for further treatment.
Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch, provincial Minister Health government of Bbalochsitan inaugurated the official website (www.bnpmc.gob.pk ) of the Provincial Nutrition Cell.
A total number of 147 Outpatient Therapeutic Centers (OTPs) have been established in the BNPMC focused districts (Kharan, Zhob, Killasaifullah, Kharan, Noshki, Panjgur & Kohlu).
Pakistan is bearing a massive burden of malnutrition lead morbidity and mortality with Balochistan being no exception. Malnutrition is a problem faced by every district and every village in the province. Due to the limited coverage of the nutrition programs a high number of malnourished children die and those who somehow survive face lifelong devastating consequences in shape of stunted growth and impaired cognitive development, inhibiting them to become productive adults.
One day consultative meeting with the private sector for expansion of salt iodization (Procurement and distribution of KOI 3 at Commercial Rate) held in Balochistan on 9th March 2016. The objective of the meeting was to encourage and facilitate the private sector for expansion of salt iodization in Balochistan particularly to ensure the procurement and distribution of KOI 3 by the salt processors in the province.
A group of 30 students comprising of 10 females of Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences (BUITMS) visited Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children.
The District Nutrition team at Sibi arranged one day review the implementation of BNMPC in district Sibi. Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman Hketran Deputy Commissioner presided the meeting.
A day long consultative seminar held on legislation for wheat fortification was arranged by the BNMPC at Quetta. The legal consultant, advocate Mr. Kaleenullah Quresh presented the 1st draft of “The Balochistan Wheat Fortification Regulation, 2016” with the participants.
1st meeting of Technical Working Group of IYCF strategy held in Quetta. The objective of the meeting was to develop Balochistan specific IYCF Strategy were:-
Two days orientation and planning meeting held with District Nutrition Officers (DNOs) of all seven focused districts.
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) has organized screening camp for children under five with the support of PPHI at Panjgur.
Two-day district review and training workshop were arranged for Districts Nutrition Officers of seven programs focused districts. The objective of the workshop was to review the progress in light of district annual work plans and to conduct their training.The 1st day of the workshop district nutrition officers delivered a detailed presentation sharing progress, way-forward and constrains.
Balochistan is among the provinces of Pakistan with alarming rates of malnutrition lead child morbidity and mortality.
An extensive training program was conducted in all seven districts. A total of 1136 health personnel were trained in three different tiers depending upon the services they have to provide.
To address the need of the LHWs regarding the counseling of mother support groups in monthly meetings the program has developed counseling cards on Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) messages.
Management Information System (MIS) Section has been involved in very important activities regarding the program including developing organograms of the,,
Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) purchased though UNICEF (the contract is for sole sourcing UNICEF to procure from international market) is one of the important component of the project
At the district level the District Nutrition Officers (DNOs) have already started their activities by forming the District Coordination Committees which are spearheaded by the District Health Officers.
As per agreed action plan with World Bank a field workers manual has been developed listing the primary responsibilities of (Lady Health Workers (LHW5 , Community Midwives (CMWs), & Community Health Workers (CHWs) at the field Level.