Integrated nutrition and food security strategies for children and vulnerable groups in Viet Nam
- Project: Integrated nutrition and food security strategies for children and vulnerable groups in Viet Nam
- Duration: 2010-2012
- Role of WHO: Joint Programme with the participation of 3 UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF and FAO).
- Partners: Ministry of Health of Viet Nam (National Institute of Nutrition), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Crop Department), UNICEF, FAO
UN agencies including WHO, UNICEF and FAO are supporting the Maternal and Child Health Department and the National Institute of Nutrition in implementation of the Nutrition programme “Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Strategies for Children and Vulnerable Groups in Viet Nam”. This is a three-year programme (2010-2012) that supports the Government of Viet Nam in addressing the continuing prevalence of malnutrition among the most vulnerable and in preventing future malnutrition.
Key activities include improving the monitoring of food security, nutrition and health; improving the capacity to deliver nutrition interventions including improved infant and young child feeding and the promotion of breastfeeding; and ensuring adequate intakes of iron, vitamin A and iodine supplementation; the appropriate care of the malnourished children; and improving food security by increasing homestead food production and linking this to the increased consumption of a variety of safe, good quality food.