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)