Turkmenistan adopted the National Programme on Healthy Nutrition of the Population for 2020-2025, developed with technical support of UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO), the UN said in Monday press release.
The National Programme on Nutrition aims at strengthening health and preventing nutrition-related non-communicable diseases.
The UN said the National Programme will support Turkmenistan’s efforts in reorienting the health system to prevention, social mobilization, and close inter-sectoral interaction to address the issue of healthy nutrition of the population.
The coherence of policies and strategies in health care, education, social support, agriculture, food industry, food security and all other relevant sectors are key points of the programme.
The new National Programme on Nutrition stems from the 2013-2017 programme and its evaluation.