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Malnutrition refers to insufficient, excessive, or imbalanced consumption of food by persons; it encompasses both undernutrition and obesity.
NUTRITION IN PAKISTAN
"Malnutrition is a recognised health problem in Pakistan and plays a substantial role in the country's elevated child morbidity and mortality rates. Due to its correlation with infections, malnutrition in Pakistan currently threatens maternal and child survival, especially in poor and underdeveloped areas" (National Nutrition Survey 2011, p2).
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|Across the world, the European Union aims to “enhance maternal and child nutrition by reducing mortality, morbidity, as well as growth and development deficiencies due to Undernutrition” (12/03/2013 Communication from the EC to the European Parliament and the Council on “Enhancing maternal and child nutrition in external assistance”).
In June 2013, Commissioner Piebalgs committed the EU to focus €3.5 billion of EU external assistance on nutrition between 2014-2020 to reduce, by 7 million, the number of stunted children under 5 by 2025.
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THE EU IN PAKISTAN
|In Pakistan, EU’s support to nutrition is provided at all steps of the humanitarian-development continuum, ranging from humanitarian assistance (through ECHO, our Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department) and service delivery by third parties (NGOs), to building the capacities of public authorities to deliver nutrition services in a long-term and sustainable perspective, within a clear and efficient policy framework, through funding from EuropeAid (our International Cooperation and Development Directorate).
This EU assistance is multi-sectoral. It covers nutrition-specific activities, such as the medical treatment of malnourishment. It also covers nutrition-sensitive activities to improve people’s livelihoods (to prevent malnutrition through WASH activities, cash transfers, agricultural production, etc.), mobilise and sensitise communities, as well as capacitate public authorities, with the overall objective of improving service delivery by public authorities.
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|ProvincesGrand Total € 41,628,611||Implementers Grand Total € 41,628,611|
|The European Union (EU) unites European countries politically and economically for securing lasting peace and prosperity. Respect and partnership are key elements for cooperation programmes between the EU and other countries.
It contributes to poverty reduction, political stability, and social and economic development, promoting a more prosperous Pakistan for everyone's benefit.
Together with the bilateral funds provided by its member countries, the EU is the largest grant donor to Pakistan.
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House # 9, Street # 88, G-6/3, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel: + 92 51 2271828, Fax: + 92 51 2822604