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14. August 2018

Pakistan: Survey to assess success of food fortification programmes

A survey will be conducted in Islamabad to assess that how much fortified foods have contributed to the health and growth of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) and children...

28. September 2016

Pakistan: UK-funded fortification program targets women and children

By Lynda Searby, 27-Sep-2016 A £48m (€55m) five-year, large-scale fortification programme is being rolled out this month in Pakistan in a bid to combat malnutrition in women and...

19. January 2016

Pakistan: Punjab government launches SUN movement

The Punjab government has launched Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat/ programme with support of Micronutrient Initiative (MI) at P&D department as in Pakistan 45% of children are...

27. November 2015

Karachi emphasizes use of Iodine for healthy life

A seminar was held to create awareness among people about the importance of Iodine for a healthy life on the eve of World Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Day here on Tuesday. The...

12. May 2015

Campaign to promote iodized salt launched in Pakistan

A campaign aimed at promoting iodized salt to help prevent iodine deficiency has been launched in the city of Karachi. The campaign was launched by the Director of Health for ...

06. April 2015

Health experts in Pakistan promote iodized salt among tribal communities

Health experts addressed a seminar on the importance of iodised salt organised last week by the Maternal and Neonatal Child Healthcare (MNCH) programme, Fata Secretariat, at the Agency...

26. March 2015

GAIN encourages Pakistani food manufacturers to use iodized salt

In Pakistan, use of iodized salt in processed foods is currently voluntary, and no data is available on what proportion of the industry is using iodized salt in their food products. To...

18. March 2015

Pakistanis demand laws on salt iodization

Legislation for universal salt iodisation is key to combat iodine deficiency. This was demanded by citizens who gathered in front of the press club here on Sunday afternoon. The event...

17. February 2015

Pakistan calls for legislation to combat IDD

Speakers at a workshop on Friday urged Pakistani authorities to develop proper legislation to ensure 100 per cent usage of iodized salt in the country. The "Media Advocacy Workshop on...

17. February 2015

Pakistani government under pressure to adopt salt iodization laws

Speakers at a workshop on Friday urged Pakistani authorities to develop proper legislation to ensure 100 per cent usage of iodized salt in the country. The "Media Advocacy Workshop on...

30. January 2015

USI program kicks off in Pakistan

The Universal Salt Iodization program has been inaugurated in Larkana District, Sindh Province of Pakistan. A one-day training session for salt processors was conducted at the DHO...

24. October 2014

Global IDD Day used to highlight importance of iodine consumption in Pakistan

Even during her third pregnancy, Sadia Arshad, 35, is completely clueless about the necessity of iodine in her diet. After a 15-minute antenatal checkup by her gynecologist at the...

18. October 2014

Workshops in Pakistan teach media about impact of low iodine on child intelligence

Around 2.2 million children are born each year with mental disorders in Pakistan due to iodine deficiency in pregnant women. Addressing the media workshop on iodine deficiency...

08. October 2014

Consumption of iodized salt ensures brighter and sharper minds

An awareness seminar for school-children on the use of iodized salt for better physical and mental health was held in Islamabad, Pakistan. The seminar was organized by the Network for...

11. June 2014

Pakistan launches an awareness campaign on iodine deficiency

Universal iodisation of salt is the most inexpensive way of preventing iodine deficiency disorders. An awareness campaign on iodine deficiency disorders has been launched in...

29. October 2013

IDD Day in Pakistan: A pinch of iodine in time saves lives

In connection with Global IDD Day, observed every year on October 23 in Pakistan, the head of the National Nutrition Directorate, Dr Baseer Achakzai, said the absence of national...