Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by Ayesha Khan
“Ehsaas Nashonuma” is a program launched by the Government of Pakistan in 2021. The program aims to address the issue of stunted growth among children in the country. Stunting is a condition where a child’s height is significantly below the normal range for their age.
The program focuses on providing nutrition and healthcare to pregnant women and children under two. It aims to improve their health and prevent stunted growth. The program includes various interventions such as free health check-ups, vaccinations, and supplements such as iron, folic acid, and vitamin A for pregnant women and children. It also provides cash transfers to eligible families to support their nutrition needs.
The program focuses on providing nutrition and healthcare to pregnant women and children under the age of two in order to prevent stunted growth.
Under this program, pregnant and lactating women are provided with free of cost medical and nutritional support such as iron and folic acid supplements, micronutrient supplements, and deworming medicines. The program also provides cash transfers to eligible families to support their nutrition needs.
In addition, the Ehsaas Nashonuma program also provides free-of-cost health check-ups, vaccinations, and growth monitoring services for children. The program aims to improve the health and well-being of children, prevent stunting, and reduce the prevalence of malnutrition in the country.
The Ehsaas Nashonuma program is part of the more extensive Ehsaas poverty alleviation program launched by the Government of Pakistan to reduce poverty and promote social welfare in the country.
Ehsaas Nashonuma 2023
The Prime Minister paid a visit to the EHSAS registration centre and met with beneficiaries at the special nutritious distribution points. Dr Saniya Nishtar, SAPM Poverty Reduction and Social Protection, briefed the Prime Minister on the various services offered by the Ehsaas Nashonuma Programme. She is the director of the Ehsaas Nashonuma App for Android, which will allow electronic registration and tracking for beneficiary women and children under the age of 23 months.
This is one of 33 Ehsaas Nashonuma centres, part of the new Ehsaas nutrition and health conditional cash transfer programme. District Upper Dir is one of the nine districts where this programme will begin, and this is one of the district’s six centres.