Policies, plans and strategies related to FNS with the "Health and nutrition" category
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Following the food crisis and natural disasters that have hit Haiti, the Government seeks to provide the country with strategic and operational instruments in order to meet the challenges of fighting poverty and food insecurity. The overall objective is to eliminate, by 2025, food insecurity in the Haitian population by concretizing the right to food, through a convergent orientation of all stakeholders and international, national and local actors involved in the production, distribution and use of food.
The Haitian government’s plan aims to improve the nutritional status and health of the population, particularly of vulnerable groups: pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5 years of age. It also seeks to strengthen strategies to fight the scourge of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency. It has the following strategic areas:
- Prevention of malnutrition.
- Addressing nutritional diseases.
- Nutritional protection in case of emergency.
- Improving information systems in nutritional matters.
- Intra- and inter-ministerial coordination and inter sectoral.
- Research and training in nutrition.
The National Plan incorporates the actions of health and nutrition of the highest potential in reducing chronic child malnutrition. The overall objective of the National Plan is to reduce steadily and permanently chronic malnutrition in children with less than 5 years of age during the period of 2008 to 2015.The implementation of the National Plan entails:
- The adoption of new standards for child growth and food and nutritional counseling, from the World Health Organization.
- Strengthening the strategy to promote exclusive breastfeeding in children with less than six months of age and continued up to two years or more with proper introduction to food of high nutritional value.
- Micronutrient supplementation: Vitamin A and ferrous sulfate for children of 6 to 59 months of age, the delivery of iron and folic acid to women of childbearing age (MEF), giving priority to pregnant and postpartum women. Counseling and distribution of contraceptive methods for women of childbearing age.
- The delivery of encapsulated micronutrients for children under five.
- New approach for the prevention and treatment of diarrhea: rotavirus vaccines, treatment with zinc and low-osmolality oral rehydration salts.
- Delivery of fortified complementary food to families living in areas of extreme, very high and high nutritional vulnerability with pregnant or nursing mothers or children from 6 to 36 months of age.
- Promote nutritional surveillance and actions in children younger than six months, such as exclusive breastfeeding and the use of milk banks.
- Supplements with iron and folic acid for women of childbearing age, to improve the nutritional status of these micronutrients before pregnancy, prevention and treatment of anemia and neural tube birth defects.
The FSN Plan aims to guide the implementation of the strategic actions following the policy guidelines of food and nutrition security in the 2009-2015 period; it is part of the actions that the Panamanian government takes to ensure the right to food to vulnerable populations in an effective and sustainable manner. It envisages the establishment of an information system and strengthening the System of Food Surveillance (SIVISAN), which allows monitoring and evaluation of the status of FSN, the progress and impact of strategic plans and programs, as well as the Early Warning System in order to identify current situations of food and nutrition insecurity.
Through the FSN Plan, by 2015 the Panamanian population that lives in a situation of food insecurity and nutrition should obtain access and consume food in sufficient quantity, variety, quality and safety under conditions of health and basic sanitation, in a sustainable manner, in order to achieve human development through the commitment and participation of government, international organizations, unions and society. The target population of the FSN Plan is the part of the population that has higher levels of vulnerability, which is in a situation of food and nutrition insecurity, pregnant women and nursing mothers, children under three years of age and families exposed to chronic malnutrition in priority communities and municipalities.
Saint Kitts & Nevis
It is the first National Social Protection Strategy of the Government, forming an important part of the planning process of the government to ensure that public resources are directed to addressing the challenges of poverty and vulnerability that the country has to face. The purpose of the Strategy is to establish the main priorities for the development of a social protection policy and its reform in the next 5 years (2013-2017); and guide the establishment of a sustainable, comprehensive and integral social protection. This implies the strengthening and integration of a large number of policies and programs, including social safety nets, social welfare, and social insurance and labor market policies. The Long-term Strategy establishes the framework for sustainable and comprehensive social protection for all citizens against risks, shocks and vulnerabilities that lead to chronic deficiency. The first phase of the reform of social protection focuses on consolidating and strengthening the social safety net, in order to ensure that resources aimed at addressing the most vulnerable have the desired impact.
It aims to improve the health and welfare of the inhabitants of the country, especially the most vulnerable, by ensuring food security and nutrition. To accomplish the aforementioned, the following is proposed:
- Facilitate opportunities for sustainable employment generation in order to increase the availability and accessibility of food;
- Promote information systems, education and dissemination, for the use and consumption of healthy foods for better nutrition;
- Promote greater institutional coordination for food security and nutrition.
The document “Conpes Social 113” of March 2008 establishes the National Policy for Food Security and Nutrition (PSAN) and defines as one of the strategies, the need to build and implement a National Plan for Food Security and Nutrition (PNSAN).
The PNSAN is a set of objectives, Objective, strategies and actions proposed by the Colombian State in a framework of shared responsibility with civil society aimed to:
- Protect the population of the contingencies that lead to undesirable and socially unacceptable situations such as hunger and inadequate nutrition;
- Ensure the population's access to quality food in a timely and adequate manner ;
- Achieve integration, articulation and coordination of the different inter-sectoral interventions and between institutions.
The target population for PNSAN is the entire Colombian population; however it emphasizes the most deprived and vulnerable territories and populations, among which are the population living in extreme poverty, displaced by violence and those affected by natural disasters; as well as, children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the elderly.
El Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2013 – 2018 proyecta, en síntesis, hacer de México una sociedad de derechos, en donde todos tengan acceso efectivo a los derechos que otorga la Constitución. Traza los grandes objetivos de las políticas públicas y establece las acciones específicas para alcanzarlos. Busca alcanzar un México en Paz, un México Incluyente, un México con Educación de Calidad, un México Próspero y un México con Responsabilidad Global. Impulsa un federalismo articulado, partiendo de la convicción de que la fortaleza de la nación proviene de sus regiones, estados y municipios. Asimismo, promueve transversalmente, en todas las políticas públicas, tres estrategias: Democratizar la Productividad, consolidar un Gobierno Cercano y Moderno, así como incorporar la Perspectiva de Género.
The National Plan for Food Security (PNSA) was created in 2003 within the framework of Law No. 25.724 / 2002 – National Program for Food and Nutrition, with the objective of enabling access for the population in a situation of social vulnerability to complementary, sufficient and commensurate feeding concordant to the particularities and customs of each region of the country. The implementation of the PNSA involves various aspects needed to promote food security and, as well, nutrition education activities that ensure the right to access scientific, culturally accepted and appropriate information for the various communities in the country.
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