Community Nutrition Program

Community Nutrition Program

Integrated Community Nutrition Program (ICNP) has been started by health Department in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and EFP. Strong coordination network established with donor organization and an effective state level Nutrition Cell established at DoH. The health department is enabled to take the sole responsible for the implementation of ICNP in five Districts (Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Jhelum Valley, Neelum and Haveili); suffering from high rates of stunting and wasting; forms of malnutrition. 132 INCP centers established to treat and manage 10.6% MAM and SAM 6.7% children and 14% MAM women of child bearing age.

A Nutrition Stabilization Center (NSC) is in establishment process at AIMS to treat complicated SAM children; while a big warehouse is acquired from WFP is in installation process.

Establishment of Regional FELTP:

Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) Pakistan is a joint initiative of federal Government of Pakistan and Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Atlanta USA.FELTP Pakistan was established in 2006 to address the documented need to: develop human resource in field epidemiology and response, establish disease surveillance and outbreak response units. State Disease surveillance &Response Unit (SDSRU) Muzaffarabad was commissioned at Directorate General of Health AJ&K in April 2017 with technical and finical assistance of FELTP-Pakistan. The key functions of SDSRU are mentorship of current fellows FELTP-Pakistan from AJ&K, besides outbreak investigation and response, and strengthening disease surveillance system in AJ&K.