WFP, BISP join hands to tackle malnutrition


World Food Programme (WFP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to address malnutrition in deprived pockets under the title ’1000 days partnership against malnutrition.’


Finbarr Curran, Country Director WFP and Omar Hamid Khan, Secretary BISP signed the MoU in the presence of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David M Beasley and BISP Chairperson Marvi Memon recently.


The MoU for 2018-2022 is aligned with WFP’s strategic objectives in support of Pakistan’s own development strategies -Pakistan’s vision 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The key objectives of the MoU include improvement in education enrolment through revitalizing the school meal system, to improve emergency preparedness response mechanism, to enable the social protection of Pakistan more nutrition sensitive by working on Nutrition Conditionality Programme and to nurture public private partnership to ensure long-term sustainability of the programme.

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