First National Nutrition Survey 2018-19 To Be Exposed Today
- Sindh Comes on First in Malnutrition Prior To Fata And Balochistan.
- UK Supplied Funds for This Survey
- Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Iodine and Vitamins A and D Levels Checked
ISLAMABAD: The largest domestic nutrition study has been finalized in the country's history. The country's nutrition defect incidence has risen according to primary results of the 2018-19 National Nutrition Survey, which will be official released on Monday (today).
The survey has been completed within a year.
The nutrition defect rates in Sindh have been increased, formerly which was in Fata and Balochistan according to health ministry reports.
For the first time, the nutrition study has collected information from districts, with 115.600 homes included.
The UK supplied $9 million for this survey, Sources said.
Dr Baseer Achakzai conducted the study which assessed poverty and access to safe water.
In addition, the study examined the application of the fundamental hygiene guidelines.
The study was reviewed by the environment office, Unicef and a third party.
With weight, height and shoulder width measurement, samples of blood and urine were obtained during a study from females and kids.
Smaller children and girls, females and breastfeeding mothers were given a special focus, by tracking their nutrition needs.
Folic acid, iron, zinc, iodine and vitamins A and D levels have also been tested in females and kids.