| Updated at: 0957 PST, Saturday, January 29, 2011|
KARACHI: Sindh Health Department has announced a comprehensive plan to resolve the problems of malnutrition among children.
This was informed by Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed while speaking at a ceremony held in connection with the project. He said that this project is a very significance for fulfilling nutrition problems in the children of province. This program has been compiled in the light of a survey conducted by FANS.
The survey revealed that about 99,000 children under the age of five years are suffering from malnutrition in northern districts of Sindh.
The minister said that Sindh was the only province which had announced the result of the survey along with the comprehensive plan to cope with situation. This survey has also been carried out in other provinces where results are still being awaited, he said.
"This survey was conducted by Sindh government in collaboration with UNICEF, ACF Canada and CDC. Some 7.5 million people would get benefit through this comprehensive project," he said.