The County government of Nandi has launched a 5-year County Nutrition Action Plan aimed at improving the state of nutrition in the County. Speaking during the official launch of the plan accompanied by Nutrition International CEO Joel Spicer, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang affirmed that his government is investing in preventive and promotive health care, coupled with working with Nutrition International in their programmes to improve the nutrition status in the region.
He said that Nandi County is among the Counties with a high level of malnutrition in Kenya and according to a survey in 2014, the prevalence of stunted growth among children under 5 years was at 30%, way above the national level of 26% which is unacceptable.
The County has partnered with Nutrition International and UNICEF to ensure they reduce all forms of malnutrition in the County. “We are targeting to reduce malnutrition in our County by 50% in the next 5 years in line with the County’s priorities as outlined in the CIDP 2018—2022,” he affirmed.