Afghanistan has taken a major step towards improving nutrition for its people by holding the nation’s first-ever Food Fortification Summit to promote the fortification of flour and cooking oil with essential micronutrients.
The high-level meeting was attended by President Ghani’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance, Mr. Ahmad Zia Massoud and several government and senior representatives from the food sector. Nutrition and technical experts also joined the deliberations to move the fortification agenda forward.
“Simple, cost effective strategies with high impact on population health and national economic progress must be a priority for both government and donors,” said Dr. Mohibullah Wahdati, GAIN Country Director, Afghanistan. “This summit was organized jointly by the private and public sectors together with development partners, all of whom recognize the importance of working together to improve nutrition through food fortification.”
Country Director, Afghanistan, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)