Transforming the Agenda of a Fortification Legislation: National Program Case Studies and Lessons Learned from Bangladesh

February 14, 2018 / Comments (0)

 In 2013, in the midst of one of the worst phases of political turmoil, Bangladesh passed the ‘Vitamin A enriched Edible Oil Law’, to directly address  the issue of micronutrient malnutrition, popularly known as hidden hunger. It was the result of years of advocacy, firm political will and the relentless courage of multiple-stakeholders that the Law survived a High Court stay, which was finally vacated in 2015, after a 14-month long legal battle. The complex law making process passed the test of public interest,  public  purpose  and  reasonableness.

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