Meetings

Ms. Christina Brugiolo, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Sindh called on Mr Mustafa Jamal Kazi, Program Coordinator Nutrition, AAP Secretariat, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh. Agenda of the meeting was to review progress against the annual work plan signed between both entities. The discussion focused on short and long term strategies for addressing the challenge of stunting and malnutrition among children in Sindh. Development of AAP -02 also came under discussion. Given the resources constraints, it was observed that the new plan would prioritize high impact interventions. Furthermore, it was agreed that District Coordination Committees for Nutrition(DCCN) would be established for effective and efficient implementation of AAP Sectors activities.

REVIEW OF AAP PROGRESS

Ms. Christina Brugiolo, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Sindh called on Mr Mustafa Jamal Kazi, Program Coordinator Nutrition, AAP Secretariat, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh. Agenda of the meeting was to review progress against the annual work plan signed between both entities. The discussion focused on short and long term strategies for addressing the challenge of stunting and malnutrition among children in Sindh. Development of AAP -02 also came under discussion. Given the resources constraints, it was observed that the new plan would prioritize high impact interventions. Furthermore, it was agreed that District Coordination Committees for Nutrition(DCCN) would be established for effective and efficient implementation of AAP Sectors activities.

Meeting of the District Coordination Committee for Nutrition (DCCN) was held on 06 December 2019 at the Deputy Commissioner office, Sanghar to review implementation of all nutritional interventions in the district in order to reduce stunting and malnutrition among children under five years.

Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner Sanghar, Mr Mirza Nasir Ali said the Accelerated Action Plan (APP) is an important programme since it covers both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions. With regard to the WASH, he said that making villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) will result in betterment personal and environment hygiene in the neglected areas. Furthermore, he said that the Public Health Department (PHD) and WASH Sector work together for producing better results.

he participants of the event included Program Coordinators of AAP Mr. Shah Faisal Zahir, Ms. Fouzia Khan, Mr. Nazeer Kalhoro, Mr. Farooq Siddiqui, Mr. Abid Qureshi, Mr. Mir Allah Dad and Dr SahibJan Badar, District Coordination Officer Officer, Kashif Shamim Siddiqui, and others.

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District Coordination Committee for Nutrition

Meeting of the District Coordination Committee for Nutrition (DCCN) was held on 06 December 2019 at the Deputy Commissioner office, Sanghar to review implementation of all nutritional interventions in the district in order to reduce stunting and malnutrition among children under five years.

Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner Sanghar, Mr Mirza Nasir Ali said the Accelerated Action Plan (APP) is an important programme since it covers both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions. With regard to the WASH, he said that making villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) will result in betterment personal and environment hygiene in the neglected areas. Furthermore, he said that the Public Health Department (PHD) and WASH Sector work together for producing better results.

he participants of the event included Program Coordinators of AAP Mr. Shah Faisal Zahir, Ms. Fouzia Khan, Mr. Nazeer Kalhoro, Mr. Farooq Siddiqui, Mr. Abid Qureshi, Mr. Mir Allah Dad and Dr SahibJan Badar, District Coordination Officer Officer, Kashif Shamim Siddiqui, and others.

Last month AAP Health Sector organised Training Session for Nutrition Information Management System (NIMS) at PPHI Regional Offices Mirpurkhas and Sukkur. Trainees were the NIS Assistants of PPHI and MIS person of NGOs along with DNC, IYCF Counsellors of PPHI and District Mangers of NGOs. This training was a follow up on the Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) decision regarding adoption of one MIS System for all AAP sectors. The training aimed at strengthening the capacity of MIS/NIS staff of PPHI and NGOs in arena of data entry, editing and reporting through NIMS and to enhance the reporting mechanism of AAP Health.

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Training on Nutrition Information Management System

Last month AAP Health Sector organised Training Session for Nutrition Information Management System (NIMS) at PPHI Regional Offices Mirpurkhas and Sukkur. Trainees were the NIS Assistants of PPHI and MIS person of NGOs along with DNC, IYCF Counsellors of PPHI and District Mangers of NGOs. This training was a follow up on the Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) decision regarding adoption of one MIS System for all AAP sectors. The training aimed at strengthening the capacity of MIS/NIS staff of PPHI and NGOs in arena of data entry, editing and reporting through NIMS and to enhance the reporting mechanism of AAP Health.

In her speech Ms. Naheed S. Durrani, Chairperson, Planning and Development Board, Government of Sindh, reiterated Government of Pakistan including Government of Sindh’s commitment to the agenda of developing human capital. “ It is not business as usual since we have learned some important lessons from our experience. Collective and integrated approach is critical for achieving the holistic impact. Isolated and fragmented work no longer needed hence we have to go beyond the call of duty” She added. Pointing out lacuna in implementation of various projects, Ms Durrani said that despite significant progress we still lag behind because there is a disconnect among different programs. For example, polio, HIV, EPI etc are implemented separately. Similarly, we are struggling with education sector. Enrollment has increased but quality of education still remains a big challenge. Lastly the Chairperson acknowledged UNICEF support for joining hands with Government of Sindh for improving status of children in the province.

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Joint Annual Review Meeting

In her speech Ms. Naheed S. Durrani, Chairperson, Planning and Development Board, Government of Sindh, reiterated Government of Pakistan including Government of Sindh’s commitment to the agenda of developing human capital. “ It is not business as usual since we have learned some important lessons from our experience. Collective and integrated approach is critical for achieving the holistic impact. Isolated and fragmented work no longer needed hence we have to go beyond the call of duty” She added. Pointing out lacuna in implementation of various projects, Ms Durrani said that despite significant progress we still lag behind because there is a disconnect among different programs. For example, polio, HIV, EPI etc are implemented separately. Similarly, we are struggling with education sector. Enrollment has increased but quality of education still remains a big challenge. Lastly the Chairperson acknowledged UNICEF support for joining hands with Government of Sindh for improving status of children in the province.

Program Manager AAP along with his team had a meeting with World Bank Delegation regarding Environment and Social Management Plan (ESMP) at Task Force Secretariat office.

Discussion on ESMP

Program Manager AAP along with his team had a meeting with World Bank Delegation regarding Environment and Social Management Plan (ESMP) at Task Force Secretariat office.