ENutrition is a multisectoral issue with many social and contextual determinants. Since the 1990s, undernutrition in Bangladesh has declined gradually. However, Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011 shows that 41% of under-five children are stunted, with 15.3% severely stunted (Figure: 1) and it is more prevalent among rural children (43%) than urban children (36%).  Read more

Micronutrient Initiatives (MI) on the occasion,jointly with IPHN/NNS implemented “Vitamin-A Supplementation Hard to Reach (HtR) Area Program” in 24 upazilas of 6 districts besides NVAC. Total of four child to child searches were conducted in those upazilas after NVAC and 42072 Vitamin-A capsule were distributed among the missed out children.Read more