Joint Launch of Nourishmaa Marketing campaign by Vitamin Worldwide and Federal and Sindh Governments to Enhance Maternal Vitamin within the Province.
Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)
Vitamin Worldwide partnered with the Ministry of Nationwide Well being Companies Laws and Coordination (MoNHSR&C) and Well being Division Sindh launch NourishMaa Marketing campaign – an initiative aimed to advertise maternal vitamin agenda within the province. The joint efforts of the companions goal to enhance the data and abilities of healthcare suppliers (HCPs) and frontline well being staff (FHWs) in 4 districts of Sindh with the general aim to enhance maternal vitamin standing within the focused areas.
The newest Nationwide Vitamin Survey 2018 confirms the macro and micronutrient deficiencies amongst ladies of reproductive age (WRA) are very alarming, 14.4% WRA are underweight equally 42% of them are anaemic whereas 22% are vitamin A poor. These excessive charges of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies amongst WRA point out a vicious cycle of malnutrition within the nation which must be urgently addressed. The NourishMaa marketing campaign envisioned to enrich the Pakistan Maternal Vitamin Technique 2022-27, goals to assist deal with the maternal malnutrition points within the nation by leveraging the important position of HCPs and FHWs.
The NourishMaa Marketing campaign is being rolled out by Vitamin Worldwide with the shut collaboration of MoNHSR&C, the provincial well being departments, the Skilled Medical Affiliation, and the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist, in six districts of Pakistan together with 4 in Sindh; Larkana, Qambar Shahdadkot, Karachi East, and Korangi. Together with focusing on the well being staff to sensitize them and improve their capacities on the significance of maternal vitamin, the marketing campaign will even contain key opinion leaders (KOLs), and different stakeholders to advance maternal vitamin interventions in Pakistan. By means of this initiative, the marketing campaign goals to attain some particular outcomes – enhanced maternal vitamin data amongst HCPs and FHWs, significant engagement of HCPs on the topic, and elevated data and motivation of KOLs for accelerating actions to advance maternal vitamin agenda on the nationwide and provincial ranges.
Talking on the launching occasion, Dr. Pir Ghulam Hussain, Extra Director Common Well being Companies Sindh stated that altogether over 400,000 medical professionals and outreach staff are working within the nation. Nonetheless, most of them by no means obtained any formal coaching on maternal vitamin. By growing fashions and channels, this marketing campaign is anticipated to boost the data of the well being care suppliers on the topic to have a optimistic affect on maternal well being statistics.
The marketing campaign launch was attended by greater than 100 members, together with key stakeholders corresponding to Dr. Farhana Memon, Extra Director Common of Well being, Sindh; Dr. Khalid Memon, Extra Director Common of RMNCH, Sindh; Dr. Khawaja Masood, Nationwide Coordinator Vitamin/Nationwide Fortification Alliance; Dr. Farhana Shahid, Nation Advisor for Vitamin at BMGF; Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Shoro, Secretary Common of Pakistan Medical Affiliation; Prof. Dr. Saba Khan, Treasurer of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Pakistan (SOGP); in addition to representatives from UN businesses, growth companions, civil society, and media.