Author: Dr Charulatha Banerjee
In this podcast, accompanying the second special issue of Nutrition Exchange South Asia, Dr Charulatha Banerjee talks to Dr Sahib Jan Badar, Programme Coordinator of the Accelerated Action Plan, Department of Health, Government of Sindh province, Pakistan.
In this podcast, accompanying the second special issue of Nutrition Exchange South Asia, Dr Charulatha Banerjee talks to Dr Mohammadullah Noorzad, Senior Officer for the Community Based Nutrition Programme in the Public Nutrition Directorate, Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan.
ENN’s Charulatha Banerjee talks to Mr Aslam Shaheen SUN Focal Point Pakistan and Dr Shabina Raza Country Director Nutrition International Pakistan to capture the impact of devolution on nutrition programming in the country. Participants talk of the processes that were adopted to set up mechanisms at the subnational level to monitor and implement nutrition programmes, the barriers and the enablers for multi sectoral programmes for nutrition. They speak of how nutrition has become a priority for local leaders and how in recent elections nutrition was an electoral issue. This podcast adds to ENN’s initiative in the SUN KM project to understand and document sub national implementation of Multisectoral programmes.
Malnutrition is recognised the world over as a problem requiring multisectoral intervention and to this end many countries have developed Multisectoral Policies and Plans to combat both malnutrition and stunting in particular. Many of these countries are part of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. However, evidence of implementation of Multisectoral programmes sub-nationally is limited.
ENN, as the Knowledge Management Partner in the Technical Assistance to Nutrition (TAN) project - which is funded by DfID - conducted a series of case studies examining Multisectoral programme implementation at the Sub National level in 6 countries; Nepal, Kenya, Senegal, Bangladesh, Niger and Ethiopia between 2016 and 2018.