Study visit of the delegation of the Inter-Sectoral Coordination Council for nutrition of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Issyk-Kul region

In order to familiarize with the work of the Multilateral Food Platform of the Movement for Scaling-Up Nutrition Activities in the Kyrgyz Republic (SUN), interaction between the SUN Movement networks: parliamentary, state, academic, civil society, business and UN / donors, as well as current nutrition projects in Issyk-Kul region, the delegation of the SUN Movement of the Republic of Tajikistan made an official visit to Kyrgyzstan. The delegation included representatives of the Majilis of Tajikistan, government agencies, international organizations and NGOs.

On December 7, 2018, in the Center for General Medical Practice (CGMP) of the Jety-Oguz rayon of Issyk-Kul oblast, the specialists of the Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition Improvement Project acquainted the delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan with the project activities to improve the quality of medical services provision for nutrition of the population.

The presentations on the activities of component 3 “Scale-Up Nutrition Improvements” of the “Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition Improvement Project” and measures taken on the nutrition of children and women by health workers and activists of the Rural Health Committees, were delivered to the Tajik delegation.

Medical workers presented to their colleagues from Tajikistan the results of the implementation of measures for exclusive breastfeeding and nutrition of children under 2 years of age that they achieved after the training provided by the “Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition Improvement Project”. Members of mother support groups have demonstrated their activities related to breastfeeding issues. In these breastfeeding support groups, women shared their knowledge and practices with each other. They are open to all family members, grandmothers, pregnant women and other women with elder children.

The activists of the Rural Health Committees of Orgochorsky and Kyzyl-Suysky Ayil Aimaks shared their plans to inform the population about exclusively breastfeeding children up to 6 months, feeding children from 6 to 24 months using various communication channels.

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