Food fortification in Tajikistan: a cost-effective strategy for sustainable economic growth


Micronutrient malnutrition is a major public health problem in Tajikistan, with devastating often lifelong consequences for the health, mental development, and productivity of its people as well as the economic progress of the nation. 

In Tajikistan, a cost benefit analysis on wheat flour fortification has established with just how micronutrient malnutrition is costing the nation's economy. 

This report covers evidence of the estimated cost of wheat flour fortification in Tajikistan and suggests a clear economic case for moving forward to fortify flour in Tajikistan with essential micronutrients. 
 

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