Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Head of the Ehsaas Programme Dr Sania Nishtar said on Sunday that six Nashwonuma Centres would be opened in Kalat and Zhob districts of Balochistan in the first phase of the programme.
The National Nutrition Survey 2018 has found that 46.6 per cent of children in Balochistan are currently impacted by stunting due to malnutrition, with significant consequences for their health and educational outcomes. To ensure that this form of malnutrition does not continue to compromise the human capital required to sustain the socioeconomic development, Ehsaas Programme has rolled out the Ehsaas Nashwonuma Programme.
To provide all Ehsaas Nashwonuma facilities under one roof, four centres have been established in Kalat at DHQ Kalat, DHQ Surab, BHU Iskalkoo and BHU Lakorian. In Zhob district, two centres will be operational next month and the programme will be expanded to other districts in the next phase.