A two-days training on nutrition program under the Ministry of Health was held at Professional Development Centre, Tsirang on 20th and 21st January 2020. The training was conducted for 27 Health Assistants (HAs) of Sarpang, Tsirang and Dagana cluster to understand the importance of sprinkles (Micro-nutrient powder) and implant the same.
Recent estimates that more than one-fifth of under-five children are stunted and 43.8% are suffering from anemia and the WHO recommends to treat this as a severe public health issues. Thus, to intervene in this issue the nutrition program, Ministry of Health is scaling up the sprinkles to all the children 6-23 mounts after successful pilot testing at Mongar, Samtse and Dagana.
The training was conducted with support from UNICEF.