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Bangladesh National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN)
Bangladesh National Nutrition Council
Is the policy document adopted?:
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan
Global database on the Implementation of
Nutrition Action (GINA)
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition:
The goal of the NPAN is to improve the nutritional status of the people of Bangladesh to the extent that malnutrition would no longer be a
public health problem by the year 2012, thereby, improving the quality of life.
The objectives of NPAN are outlined below. Targets are mentioned where appropriate.
1. To develop human resources in nutrition by strengthening institutional capacity the area of policy making, training, research and the
provision of services.
2. To empower the communities and households to understand the nutritional problems and thereby to take appropriate measures to
address the problems.
3. To ensure food security to all household members:
a. Enhance intake (consumption targets)
b. Reduce energy-protein malnutrition
4. To ensure food safety and food quality:
a. Assess existing food and water qualities in special groups, viz., street food, processed food, etc.
b. Ensure adoption and implementation of the revised food law along with enforcement.
5. To control infections disease and provide the required environmental support:
a. To increase ORT use rate (to indicate the diarrhoea control status) to 96% by the year 2000
b. To reduce hookworm infestation rate to 5% by the year 2000 and to <1% by the year 2010.
c. To provide potable water to at least 90% of the population by the year 2000 and to 100% by the year 2010.
d. To ensure sanitation facilities to 80% population by the year 2000 and 100% by the year 2010.
e. To sustain EPI success and increase the coverage to 100% by the year 2000.
f. To ensure better management of ARI and reduce case