Malnutrition is a major public health concern in Bangladesh. To address this problem, BRAC’s nutrition programme has been working at household and community level for creating awareness on nutrition. BRAC’s shasthya shebika and nutrition promoters visit households in their communities and provide counselling, coaching and demonstration. Moreover, they offer community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) service to mother and child of 6 to 59 months who are affected by moderate accurate malnutrition by providing supplementary food. Nutrition programme creates awareness about adolescent girls’ nutrition and encourages mothers and family members about many issues like intake of healthy and various types of food, early initiation of breast feeding, exclusive breast feeding till 6 months, breast feeding for at least two years and initiation of complementary feeding after six months. Moreover, to prevent child malnutrition and anaemia, micro-nutrient powder sachets are distributed under maternal, infant and young child nutrition(MIYCN) home fortification programme. It helps to prevent anaemia of 6 to 59 months old child by providing required iron, vitamin and minerals
More information can be found by following the links below.
Bangladesh Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)- Home Fortification Programme
Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition (IMCN)
BRAC USI (Universal Salt Iodisation) RTK (Rapid Test kit) Project: A new initiative
Bangladesh Sprinkles Programme