Nutrition Program Gilgit-Baltistan
Nutrition officers of District Ghanche Mr.Shahnawaz Qasim, Mr.Khadim and Mr.Ehtisham ul Haq organized Nutriton awareness sessions in different schools of District Ghanche

Nutrition Program Gilgit-Baltistan

Nutrition Program Gilgit-Baltistan was launched in 2018 with the vision/mission to eradicate malnutrition in GB with cost of 175 million Pakistani rupees; under which Nutrition officers and staff nurses were appointed, trained and fully equipped (anthropometry tools, furniture for offices etc).

Department of Gilgit Baltistan Nutrition Nutrition Store Visit


The objectives of the program are as under:

  • To reduce the burden of chronic malnutrition in GB through sustainable, effective and inter-sectoral interventions.
  • Reduce IMR, MMR
  • Reduce chronic malnutrition (Stunting) under five, 10 percentage points (from an estimated 46.6% to 36% by the end of 2025
  • Reduce acute malnutrition (Wasting) in children under 5 years from 9.4% to 3%
  • Reduce iron-deficiency anaemia in children from 28.6% to 18.6% by the end of 2025
  • Reduce Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant women from 15.8% to 6.8% by the end of 2025 and improved maternal health& nutrition
  • Ensure 100% iodized salt by 2025
  • Reduce micronutrient deficiencies 10% each by 2025
  • To prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases through mass awareness sessions


The functions of the program are as under:

  • Collaboration and engagement with various stakeholders i.e education, Agriculture, WASH, fisheries, livestock, social safety nets (Malnutrition is multi sectoral approach
  • Meetings with Civil Administration, LHWs & relevant stakeholders
  • Imparting awareness on nutrition, health and hygiene in schools, communities and hospitals using following Interventions: Sessions, Demonstrations, Pamphlets/Posters, Social Media, Radio & Local Cable.
  • Market surveillance to control substandard edible products
  • Hospital OPD , anthropometry and awareness lectures for patients and attendants
  • Identification of malnourish target groups of respective Tehsils
  • Referral of severe acute malnourished (SAM) child to stabilization centers
  • Work in emergency health situations