Goalpara and Dhubri joint district sensitisation workshop

Goalpara and Dhubri joint district sensitisation workshop

A joint district sensitisation workshop was organised in Goalpara on November 16, 2017 by the Coalition which was supported by UNICEF. Goalpara and Dhubri have been identified as two of the high-burden districts by the Government of India, and as such need accelerated efforts to address malnutrition. The newly formed District Level Multi-Sectoral Advisory Body representatives, including the DC of Goalpara, from the aforementioned two districts were present in the workshop. Participants were sensitised on manifestations, consequences, impacts of undernutrition, and it was stressed upon that the key departments work together under the multi-sectoral result based district plan framework developed by the Coalition and approved by Government of Assam, wherein five proximate determinants of nutrition- uptake of health services, safe and nutritious food, drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, income and livelihoods, and women’s empowerment- are addressed effectively. Another workshop will take place soon with the district advisory body representatives to finalise the Multi-Sectoral Result Based District Plan to reduce malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency.