USAID AND AKU JOIN HANDS TO FIGHT MALNUTRITION

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DP Information (Karachi) – American Ambassador David Hale witnessed the signing of a partnership settlement between the U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID) funded Sindh Group Mobilization Program (CMP) and Aga Khan College’s Human Improvement Program. The hassle will help nutrition-related actions for kids ages 5-9 in CMP faculties in seven northern districts in Sindh and 5 cities in Karachi.
“Training performs a significant function in enhancing youngsters’s well being and diet,” mentioned Ambassador Hale. “No nation can attain its full potential if its individuals are not wholesome and educated,” he mentioned.
As a part of the USAID-funded Sindh Fundamental Training Program (SBEP) — in partnership with the Sindh Training and Literacy Division — CMP is linking faculties and well being amenities to combat malnutrition. CMP additionally screens youngsters and creates consciousness amongst dad and mom relating to the advantages of improved diet. Malnutrition impacts youngsters’s capacity to study. In Sindh, the scenario is most extreme in districts affected by the 2010 floods.
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USAID additionally awarded a grant to Aga Khan College to mainstream training for kids with particular wants and improve enrollment for women in authorities and personal faculties. The hassle is a part of the “Let Women Be taught” initiative in Pakistan to make sure women obtain the training they deserve, introduced by Michelle Obama and Maryam Nawaz Sharif on the White Home in October 2015.
U.S. Consul Normal Brian Heath, Sindh Well being Director-Normal Hassan Murad Shah, Training and Literacy Division Curriculum Wing head Fouzia Khan, Aga Khan College Hospital CEO Hans Kedzierski, and AKU Medical School Dean Farhat Abbas attended.

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