Pakistan

Coordination mechanism:Working Group
Year of activation: 2013
NCC: UNICEF NOC FT (double-hatting)
Deputy: N/A
IMO:UNICEF NOB FT (ongoing)
Other: Consultants (Nutrition Officers and IMOs) at Provincial Level
Coordination arrangement:
UNICEF and government co-lead at federal level and UNICEF and government co-leads at provincial level.

Country Key Contacts

Syed Saeed Qadir

Coordinator sqadir@unicef.org

Mah Jabeen

Programme Officer (Data and Knowledge Management) mjabeen@unicef.org

Annual report 2021

January to December 2021

Current Challenges
  • Funding Constraint:

Covid-19 pandemic affected the services in the country and funding constrained resulted in closure of health facilities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces although advocacy continued with donors at national and regional level for allocation of additional funds. Balochistan province lacks funding from government and there is no PC-1 in the reporting year.

Note: *The funding received are carried forward from the year 2020. 

  • RUTF Quality issues:

Issues reported on the quality of RUTF is not yet resolved and all efforts are made by Nutrition team and supply colleagues to manage this matter at earliest to avoid disruption in the continuation of nutrition services.

  • Shortage of supplies:

To fill the gap in the supply chain nutrition section mobilized its internal resources to procure supplies for ECHO and CERF projects and both received 03 months No Cost Extension to reach the agreed targets. However, supplies shortage remained a major challenge in the country in the reporting year. With the close coordination with partners supplies forecast is being considered critically for the next year planning.

Key Figures in 2021

(million)

Funding in 2021

(million)
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
(million)
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
(million)
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2021
(million)
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2021
(million)
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2021
(million)
Number of PLW in need Of BSFP 2021
(million)
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2021
(million)

Total partners (40)

0
NNGOs
0
NNGOs
0
UN agencies
0
Authorities
0
Donors
0

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