Pakistan to launch history’s largest nutrition plan worth Rs500 billion

Pakistan is all set to launch the Rs500 billion program to handle the effects of the country’s high burden of stunting and childhood malnutrition.

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  • Zafar Mirza urged that experts from the public and private sectors must join hands to control the development challenges of Pakistan.
  • “Climate change represents a threat to our health, agriculture, and human survival,” Dr. Zafar
  • Pakistan to achieve 169 health targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The country to achieve 169 health targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Pakistan is all set to launch the Rs500 billion program to handle the effects of the country’s high burden of stunting and childhood malnutrition.

The Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza, “We are developing the largest public sector project in Pakistan’s history focused on human nutrition.”

While addressing an event, Dr. Zafar Mirza said, “The project, which is in the closing stages of receiving approval under the Public Sector Development Program, will use inter-sectoral collaborations to implement the 12 most proven nutrition interventions.”

Policies & Reforms

Mirza insisted that experts from the public and private sectors must join hands to control the development challenges of Pakistan. The government has also introduced policies and reforms to handle the threat of climate change. “Climate change represents a threat to our health, agriculture, and human survival,” Dr. Zafar added.

Targets by 2030

  • To achieve 169 health targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Areas under the interdependent policy such as healthcare, nutrition, education, poverty, gender equality, and others would be changed.

The event, ‘The Health and Health-Related SDGs: Current Status and Opportunities in Pakistan’, mutually organized by the Ministry of National Health Services along with Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Foundation-Canada, the University of Toronto, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.


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