Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

An initiative of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Food on the table

“Bangladesh has improved its nutritional status due to growth of income and wealth, education (especially maternal education), expansion of health care coverage, and improved sanitation and women’s empowerment.

However, there has been very little improvement in the quality and diversity of diet. Cereals still occupy a preeminent place in the diet. Stunting still afflicts more than one-third of children; acute malnutrition (or “wasting”) has remained worryingly stubborn and serious inequalities exist in nutritional outcomes between the rich and the poor.”

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By Shazia Omar
Social Security Advocacy & Communications Specialist
UNDP Bangladesh
Published: Dhaka Tribune
26 July 2017, 06:15 PM

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