The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday officially handed over 11 micronutrient feeders donated by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) to the Sindh Department of Health.
The handover ceremony took place at the WFP warehouse in Port Qasim. Sindh Director General Health Dr Syed Hasan Murad Shah was the chief guest on the occasion while Turkish Consulate in Karachi’s Vice Consul General Çagri Yüceer and WFP Representative Lola Castro were among the guests of honour.
Commending both the Turkish Government and WFP for the positive gesture, chief cuest Dr Hasan Murad Shah said that food security and nutrition are a matter of concern for the Sindh government. The provincial government’s Department of Health is working with all the stakeholders to address these issues through preventive and therapeutic interventions and by adopting a multi-sectoral approach in close partnership with other partners.
“Our nutrition cell intends to expand its interventions, especially initiatives which address micronutrient deficiencies through various programmes. The installation of the Turkish micro feeders is a part of these interventions,” he said.