Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Program
This project supports the Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population to improve health status and nutrition, particularly for women and children living in the Khatlon oblast. The program will improve integration of health care at the family, community, clinical, and national levels related to good maternal, newborn, and child health, with an emphasis on nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene.
•Promote the use of evidence-based maternal, neonatal, and child health practices in the first 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday within the home, community, and health facility •Improve healthy behaviors and practices among adolescent girls, women, and children in their homes and communities related to consumption of nutrients-rich food, improved sanitation and hygiene, and increased use of appropriate health care services •Strengthen links among health facilities, communities, and the US Government’s Feed The Future initiatives to address global hunger •Incorporate gender-equitable and culturally sensitive approaches that empower women to improve their health and the health of their children •Leverage stakeholder partnerships across the health, education, and agriculture sectors; with donors; and through public–private partnerships •Support key policy changes to institutionalize reforms related to health and national food security.
Nutrition, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water