Building National Platforms: Asia
In Asia, GAIN is contributing to reducing the high burden of malnutrition; 42 percent of children under five years in South Asia are underweight according to UNICEF. The continent is home to 32 percent of GAIN beneficiaries and will be home to 60 percent by 2015. In 2011, GAIN has made strides in reducing malnutrition in Asian countries, including:
- Significantly improving the quality control of iodized salt in India;
- Supporting the implementation of new nutrition projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Vietnam;
- Responding to the devastating floods in Pakistan through provision of vitamin and mineral premix used to fortify food aid delivered to people affected by the disaster.
Building national platforms in Asia. PDF