Food Fortification Programme funded by Khalifa Foundation benefits 18 million Afghans

KABUL: The Food Fortification Programme by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and implemented by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (Gain), aims to eradicate the malnutrition among 18 million Afghans, mostly children and pregnant women. The Afghan Minister of Health and representatives of 9 Ministries commended the support of the Khalifa Foundation to this vital project, describing it as an essential support to the children and women in Afghanistan. The remark was made during a meeting held by Gain office in Kabul with the representatives of Afghan government and salt producers last December.

The Food Fortification Programme in Afghanistan, is entering a new milestone to reduce deaths and disabilities associated with nutritional deficiencies, particularly among women and children, by offering fortified staple foods and condiments (wheat flour, vegetable oil and salt).