Micronutrient Initiative (MI)




MI Pakistan continues to focus on saving lives and improving the health of women and children through better nutrition.



Our priorities are to:

  • Expand vitamin A supplementation to children in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Initiate and increase complementary zinc supplementation for treatment of childhood diarrhoea.
  • Increase the production of adequately iodized salt and its use in households.
  • Expand the use of Sprinkles or multiple micronutrient powders in the feeding of children aged 6 to 24 months to reduce anaemia.
  • Increase the number of women of child-bearing age consuming fortified wheat flour to increase iron and folic acid consumption.



  • Vitamin A supplementation is now reaching more than 95% of children under the age of five, ensuring more children can survive and thrive.
  • More than 85% of children 6-24 months of age (pilot districts only) were reached through MI Pakistan’s MMNP program in selected districts, successfully reducing anaemia rates for these young children.
  • More than 60% of edible salt is adequately iodized (30 ppm and above) in Pakistan, reducing iodine deficiency disorders.


Website: Micronutrient Initiative (MI)