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Nutrition Emergency that has been declared by minister Mir NaseebUllah Marri under the recent wave of Drought and poor Nutrition status to remote areas of Balochistan has been appreciated by all over Balochistan.
26 December 2018 – National Parlimentary Secretary Dr. Nausheen Hamid said all available resouces will be utilized in dealing with the situation of malnutrition in connection to the nutrition emergecy been declared in Balochistan.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary to National Ministry of Health Services Dr. Nausheen Hamid leading a delegation of MoH - WHO visited Balochistan Nutrition Program
WHO Regional Advisor (EMRO) Dr. Ayoub Al-jawaldeh said, WHO with support of UNICEF, WFP , GOP, GOB, will work together to support Nutrition Interventions In Balochistan.
Government of Balochistan has taken the issue of Drought and Malnutrition very seriously. Hope optimistic results be delivered as people are in dire need to help in remote areas and reaching to masses is immense.
IDD sensitisation Seminar has been conducted by Nutrition Program Balochistan , talking to the ocassion said by experts and District Nutrition Officer Zhob Mr. Alamgir Khan Mandokhail said Iodine is an element that's required for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones .
13. Dec.2018 Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition program for mothers and children has conducted Consultative meeting with the private sector salt processor’s /owners at Directorate General Conference hall...
11. NOV. 2018 (Quetta): Government of Balochistan under the dynamic leadership of Chief MinisterJam Kamal Khan is utilizing all its available resources to give best possible Health services to the masses .
25. Nov. 2018 Minister Health Balochistan Mir. Naseeb Ullah Marri has declared Nutrition Emergency in the Annual Review Meeting of BNPMC & assured Nutrition interventions will be increased to all Balochistan immediately .
Lets the Nutrition Program family take nutrition program to next level. event will be on 2nd December 2018.
QUETTA: Provincial Health Minister Naseeb ullah Marri said on Saturday that good nutrition of mother during pregnancy is necessary for the health of newly born baby. Through timely screening and cure, the nutrition related issues can be averted from mother and child.
Looking into one field operation activities is excessively important along with impartial for the growth and success of enduring progress of the nutrition program interventions.
28. Oct. 2018 Zhob: Provincial Coordinator Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mother's and Children Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail made a surprise visit to District Zhob and District Killa Saifullah.
Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti : I congratulate and welcome Dr. Amin Mandokhail for taking charge of the Provincial Coordinator of Nutrition Program for mother and children and head of Nutrition Cell, from the core of my heart.
Senator Usman Kakar has urged the federal and provincial governments to play their due role in controlling malnutrition in Balochistan, saying the provincial nutrition programme must be expanded throughout the province.
A meeting was held under the Co-chairmanship of Director General Health Services Dr. Shakir Ali Baloch, Additional Secretary (Dev.) Helath Mr. Abdul Rauf Baloch, Chief of Section Health & Nutrition Mr. Zamaran Ali.
Breast feeding campaign has been started with zeal and enthusiasm in the provincial capital an event has been organized by Balochistan Nutrition Cell and BNPMC with support of UNICEF.
Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mother's and Children( BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF has formally Dissimanated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) Strategy Balochistan 2018- 2022.
Deputy Program Managers BNPMC Dr. Sadiq Baloch and Dr. Sabina Baloch said that BCC in connection with the usage of media tools are like the lifeblood of the program as the integral part all the implementing partners and the district implementation team must focus to the important aspects of the Behavioral Communication change and Media they were addressing while on the Capacity Building Training on Behavior Change Communication that has been conducted by Zeekay Films (Consultancy firm for BCC).
1st provincial feeding board meeting was held under the chairmanship of MPA and board member of the provincial feeding board MS. YASMIN LEHRI and Secretary Health Government of Balochistan Mr. Saleh Mohammad Nasar, the main agenda of constituting of this board was the implementation of the Balochistan protection and promotion of breast- feeding and child nutrition bill, 2014.
Provincial Technical Committee Meeting of National Nutrition Survey 2018 for Balochistan has been conducted by the provincial nutrition cell and chaired by Deputy Program Manager Dr. Sabina Baloch where the overall status of ongoing 2018 NNS was discussed in detail.
Additional Secretary Planning and Development Mr. Abdullah Khan said importance of management information systems in management is very crucial for the success and growth of any organisation.
Balochistan is relatively the least developed province of Pakistan. Several studies and reports have found that Balochistan have the lowest levels of human development in the country ...
Dissemination of SMART(Standardized Monitoring & Assessment of Relief and Transition) and KAP ( Knowledge, Attitude & Practices) Nutrition Surveys through Medical Emergency Resilience Foundation(MERF)in 16 Districts of Balochistan
The technical board of IYCF Balochistan have endorsed to issue the IYCF strategy Balochistan, technical board was briefed that under the new guidance on complementary feeding programming includes the process and tools for assessment of various parameters to understand the local complementary feeding situation
Deputy Commissioner Killa Saifullah Mr. Shafqat Anwar Shahwani appreciated the interventions being taken by Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children at Killasaifullah, he said that BNPMC has enhanced and improved overall nutritional status of the community in the district and its adjoining areas, which is highly commendable and appreciable.
International Health Day celebrated at District Panjgur where a program was arranged by Health & Nutrition Society Balochistan and Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children with collaboration of WHO.
Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti said the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children is engaged in changing the behaviors of the General masses in practicing healthy practicable practices in Nutrition, Hygiene, Food etc.
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children, DPM Technical and DPM (M&E) Dr. Sabina Baloch, Dr. Sadiq Baloch have chaired One day joint district Coordination/Progress review meeting with National program for family Planning Primary Health Care (LHW) ...
Quetta: 19-21st March,2018 . Deputy Program Manager (M&E), Deputy Program (Technical) Dr. Sabina Baloch Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Dr. Sadiq Baloch briefed and highlighted the training objectives in a three days Training of Lady Health Supervisors, National Program for FP & PCH and District Nutrition Focal Persons, PPHI on Supportive Monitoring and was organized by the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) from March 19th to March 21st, 2018 in National Institute of Management Sciences (NIMS), Quetta.
A meeting has been conducted with PPHI-B chaired by Chief Operating officer Haji Rafique Raisaini and BNPMC PC Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti in the meeting overall progress ...
Deputy Commissioner Sibi, Mr. Zakir Nasar endorses district administration full support in the operational activities of Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children.
(Quetta); Balochistan is relatively the least developed province of Pakistan. Several studies and reports have found that Balochistan have the lowest levels of human development in the country the province lags behind the rest of the country in economic growth, labor productivity, health, education and other socioeconomic indicators.
Secretary Health Mr. Javed Anwer Shahwani has said that Balochistan Nutrition Program in the province working for the improvised activities of the Nutrition and other correlated activities in a vibrant manner.
Programme Manager Balochistan Nutrition Program Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti said that Balochistan Government under the dynamic visionary leadership of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sana Ullah Khan Zehri, Minister Health Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch and by the guidelines of Secretary health Balochistan Mr. Javed Anwer Shahwani, team Balochistan Nutrition programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) is utilizing all its available resources to bring a change in the scenario of malnourishment in the restive province and by this positive results are also coming.
Provincial Head of Nutrition Program for Mothers and Childeren Balochistan Dr. Ali Nasir Ali Bugti has been awarded Pakistan Civil Society prestigious award of Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal for Exemplary Services 2017.
Quetta 08th December 2017 : Secretary Health Javeed Anwar Shahwani told that Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children working on the health of Mothers & Children, they are doing great job and this program needs more improvement and Vast the coverage.Before this the death ratio of children under 5 were massive.
Following the provincial review and planning workshop, a three days Inter Provincial Review and Strategic Workshop, organized by the World Bank was held in PC Hotel, Karachi on 19th to 21st September 2017. Project team from both Balochistan and Sindh, Health Department personnel of Balochistan and Sindh, representatives of PPHI, LHW Program, NGOs attended the workshop.
Balochistan Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch has announced moving a resolution in the next session of the provincial assembly for imposing a nutrition emergency in the province as nutrition situation of mother and child is very serious in the province.
World Bank Mission led by Dr. Tayab Masood, Technical Team Leader WB for BNPMC visited Balochistan to conduct Midterm Review of the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children.
Vitamin A supplementation is being implemented with support from the Micronutrient Initiative and UNICEF through Polio NIDS for children 6 to 59 months. This will need to be sustained for coming years as Polio is still not eradicated in Pakistan, along with strengthening government’s mechanism to monitor results.
Provincial Steering Committee meeting held at Planning & Development Department (P&D) Government of Balochistan. Additional Chief Secretary Health Dr. Umar Babar chaired the meeting.
Quarterly Provincial Coordination Committee (PCC) meeting was arranged at BNPMC office under the chairmainship of Director General Health Balochistan.
One day long quarterly meeting of Provincial Fortification Alliance (PFA) Balochistan held at Quetta. Mr. Asmat Ullah Khan, Secretary Health chaired the meeting.
A meeting was facilitated by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) between Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Bank & Multi-Donor Trust Fund-Nutrition Balochistan Nutrition Project for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) team at Serena Quetta.
Three days long consultative workshop was organized on 9th – 11th May at Quetta Serena Hotel to present the IYCF strategy draft to relevant stake-holders in-order to incorporate their feedback and suggestions.
PMU has conducted refresher training for LHWs, CMWs, paramedics and NGOs staff of program focused districts, Sibi, Kohlu, Noshki, Kharan, Panjgoor, Killa Saifullah and Zhob. A total number of 1319 field staff have been trained.
Mr. Asmatullah Khan Kakar Secretary Health Government of Balochistan visited Stabilization Centre (SC) Out-patient Therapeutic Centers(OTPs) of Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children established at District Headquarter Hospital and various union councils of district Panjgur.
In the health system covered areas the implementation of the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children is primarily through Lady Health Worker Program (LHW program) and People’s Primary Health Initiative (PPHI).
“When mothers are anemic, they give birth to malnourished children and the cycle continues”
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) in collaboration of PPHI Sibi has setup five days’ nutrition stall at exhibition area of historical Sibi mela (Festival).
Dr. Saeed Ahmed Jamali Commissioner Sibi division visited OTP Centre at DHQ hospital Kohlu he was welcomed by the Distrct Nutrition officer Mr. Sami Zarkoon and Mir. Asif Baloch OTP in-charge.
The technical nature of the nutrition program and the limited number of experienced (nutrition specific) people calls for rigorous training and capacity building initiatives. An important function of the BNPMC is to technically strengthen the nutrition program in terms of building capacities of the key staff and partners for an effective service delivery and to enable the program (Nutrition Cell) in evolving as premier technical body for all nutrition related matters in the province.
Parallel to development of the Nutrition BCC Strategy and the field implementation of the nutrition activities the IEC materials have also been developed and placed at all health centers ensuring that the key nutrition messages and practices are available with the health staff as well as the communities in printed form.
Social & Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) is one of the important component of Balochsitan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children to pursued the community for adoption of healthy behaviors regarding nutrition of pregnant, lactating woman, adolescent girls, infants and young children.
Maternal (MMR) 785 per 100,000 live births and Infant mortality rate (IMR) 111 per 1000 is highest in Pakistan among other developing countries as shown by various surveys and reports. The condition in rural areas of Balochistan is rather worst.
The national nutrition survey 2011 depicts a high percentage of women (29 %) and children (35 %) in Balochistan with iodine deficiency. The only easy and cost-effective way to address the situation is to improve the intake of iodine by these groups by ensuring 100% salt iodization in the province.
The severely malnourished children (SAM) are categorized as SAM-with complications and SAM-without complications.SAM children without complications are treated in the Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTPs) while the ones having complications are initially admitted in the Stabilization Centers (SCs) for treatment of medical complications and subsequently shifted to the OTPs for further treatment.
Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch, provincial Minister Health government of Bbalochsitan inaugurated the official website (www.bnpmc.gob.pk ) of the Provincial Nutrition Cell.
A total number of 147 Outpatient Therapeutic Centers (OTPs) have been established in the BNPMC focused districts (Kharan, Zhob, Killasaifullah, Kharan, Noshki, Panjgur & Kohlu).
Pakistan is bearing a massive burden of malnutrition lead morbidity and mortality with Balochistan being no exception. Malnutrition is a problem faced by every district and every village in the province. Due to the limited coverage of the nutrition programs a high number of malnourished children die and those who somehow survive face lifelong devastating consequences in shape of stunted growth and impaired cognitive development, inhibiting them to become productive adults.
One day consultative meeting with the private sector for expansion of salt iodization (Procurement and distribution of KOI 3 at Commercial Rate) held in Balochistan on 9th March 2016. The objective of the meeting was to encourage and facilitate the private sector for expansion of salt iodization in Balochistan particularly to ensure the procurement and distribution of KOI 3 by the salt processors in the province.
A group of 30 students comprising of 10 females of Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences (BUITMS) visited Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children.
The District Nutrition team at Sibi arranged one day review the implementation of BNMPC in district Sibi. Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman Hketran Deputy Commissioner presided the meeting.
A day long consultative seminar held on legislation for wheat fortification was arranged by the BNMPC at Quetta. The legal consultant, advocate Mr. Kaleenullah Quresh presented the 1st draft of “The Balochistan Wheat Fortification Regulation, 2016” with the participants.
1st meeting of Technical Working Group of IYCF strategy held in Quetta. The objective of the meeting was to develop Balochistan specific IYCF Strategy were:-
Two days orientation and planning meeting held with District Nutrition Officers (DNOs) of all seven focused districts.
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) has organized screening camp for children under five with the support of PPHI at Panjgur.
Two-day district review and training workshop were arranged for Districts Nutrition Officers of seven programs focused districts. The objective of the workshop was to review the progress in light of district annual work plans and to conduct their training.The 1st day of the workshop district nutrition officers delivered a detailed presentation sharing progress, way-forward and constrains.
Balochistan is among the provinces of Pakistan with alarming rates of malnutrition lead child morbidity and mortality.
An extensive training program was conducted in all seven districts. A total of 1136 health personnel were trained in three different tiers depending upon the services they have to provide.
To address the need of the LHWs regarding the counseling of mother support groups in monthly meetings the program has developed counseling cards on Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) messages.
Management Information System (MIS) Section has been involved in very important activities regarding the program including developing organograms of the,,
Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) purchased though UNICEF (the contract is for sole sourcing UNICEF to procure from international market) is one of the important component of the project
At the district level the District Nutrition Officers (DNOs) have already started their activities by forming the District Coordination Committees which are spearheaded by the District Health Officers.
As per agreed action plan with World Bank a field workers manual has been developed listing the primary responsibilities of (Lady Health Workers (LHW5 , Community Midwives (CMWs), & Community Health Workers (CHWs) at the field Level.