Home arrow News arrow National arrow World Bank seeks Innovative Ideas to Improve Nutrition in South Asia
 

Today is,

Thursday, 31 July 2014

 

Home | About Us | News | User Login | Jobs | Contact Us | Tender Notices
Untitled Document
Main Menu
Home
News
Blog
Links
Search
Contacts
Seniority List
News Section
National
World
Sport
Business
Forex
Weather
Articles & Features
World News
Washington conference explores Pakistan's options to meet exponential energy needs -
WASHINGTON, July 31 (APP): Pakistan's energy crisis could best be addressed through a holistic approach integrating immediate improvement in current generation and supply systems with judiciously planned exploitation of diverse sources, top experts emphasized at a one-day conference.


Deadly shelling of another UN school in Gaza draws condemnation -
UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (APP): As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on Wednesday, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians.


US hails PM’s focus on energy crisis and campaign against extremism: Fatemi -
By IFTIKHAR ALI
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): Tariq Fatemi, a top Pakistani diplomat, has wrapped up his US visit during which he met with senior Obama administration officials, key legislators and think-tanks members, saying there is appreciation for the way Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is tackling the energy crisis and confronting the scourge of extremism and militancy.



“Gaza in critical condition,” while pushing for immediate ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (APP): UN Secretary-General has once again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.


Pakistani-Americans celebrate Eid ul Ftir -
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, July 28 (APP): Pakistan-Americans joined their fellow American Muslims in celebrating Eid ul Fitr on Monday as they offered prayers at hundreds of mosques and Islamic centers and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing them with the opportunity to fast during the holy month of Ramadan.


Sport News
National ranking tennis tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 31 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
FIH announce teams for Youth Olympic Games
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.
 
Warid national ranking tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 30 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
FIH announce teams for Youth Olympic Games
ISLAMABAD, Jul 30 (APP): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.
 
Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 29 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
 
Archive
Latest News
21 bodies of bathers drowned in sea retrieved - Nisar expresses grief over loss of lives at Karachi coast - Germany provides 1 million euro relief for IDPs - MoIT setting-up holistic `ICT Parks\' to promote exports - President grieved over loss of lives at Karachi coast - Ziarat Juniper Forest declared second Biosphere Reserve in Pakistan
World Bank seeks Innovative Ideas to Improve Nutrition in South Asia PDF Print E-mail
HTML clipboard ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): The World Bank on Tuesday launched a competitive Development Marketplace for Nutrition aimed at finding and funding innovative ideas that will change lives of thousands of  pregnant women, infants, and young children in South Asia.

According to the bank statement issued here on Wednesday titled “Family and Community Approaches to Improving Infant and Young Child Nutrition,” the Development Marketplace is looking for entrepreneurial organizations across South Asia to submit proposals for local,

small‑scale projects which have the potential to be scaled up and replicated. 

The winners will be selected by an international jury of development and nutrition experts at the Development Marketplace event in August, 2009 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and will receive funding to implement their proposals.

“Malnutrition affects the lives of millions of infants and young children in South Asia,” said Isabel Guerrero, World Bank Vice President for the South Asia region.

“It saps a child’s growth potential, delays enrollment in school, limits school achievements, and lowers lifetime earnings.

This competition offers a unique opportunity to channel small grants directly to community organizations and NGOs who present innovative ways to address this devastating problem.”

Malnutrition is the single biggest contributor to child mortality in the world.

In no place is this problem more serious than in South Asia, where child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world.

Both child underweight and stunting rates in the region are nearly double those in Africa. Pakistan also suffers from high rates of childhood malnutrition with 39% of children moderately or severely malnourished and has not made significant progress over the last two decades.

The global increase in food prices is affecting Pakistan as well, it poses another serious threat to the nutrition of young children and women of child‑bearing age, particularly among the poor

“Recent evidence clearly shows that there are proven effective interventions to improve nutrition,” said Andrea Vermehren, World Bank team leader for the Development Marketplace.

“However, effectively implementing these interventions ‑ and implementing them at scale is a major challenge. We believe this effort will help find new ways of providing innovative solutions to malnutrition.”

The South Asia Regional Development Marketplace is implemented in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Micronutrient Initiative, UNICEF, and the World Food Program.

The competition is open to civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, youth organizations, private foundations, academia, and private sector corporations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan,

India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The maximum award will be US$40,000 per proposal. Proposals will be accepted until March 31, 2009.

For eligibility criteria, details on the competition and to submit proposals online, visit the South Asia Regional Development Marketplace website ‑ www.worldbank.org/nutritiondm2009.

 

     

Budget 2014-2015
Federal Budget
Highlights 2014-2015
Punjab Budget
Sindh Budget
KPK Budget
Balochistan Budget
A.J.K Budget
Gilgit Baltistan Budget
Earthquake News
Balochistan Earthquake 2013 News
Elections 2013
Elections 2013 News
Chinese Premier Visit to Pakistan
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
Manifestos of Parties
Manifestos of Political Parties
Independence Day News
Independence Day News
Economic Survey
Economic Survey 2013-2014
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Profiles
Profile of the President
Profile of Prime Minister
Profiles of Chairman and deputy Chairman Senate
Profiles of Speakers and Deputy Speakers
Profile of Governors
Profiles of Chief Ministers
Profiles of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Provincial Ministers
Parlimentary Proceedings
National Assembly
Senate
Latest News