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Strategic Information Management and Planning (SIM) Unit

  • Compiling available evidence on nutritional status, current consumption patterns, service gaps, effective interventions and identification of knowledge gaps and research priorities at national ,provincial and district
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the National Nutrition Policy implementation.
  • Advocacy and collaboration with other sectors for Multisectoral Nutrition related programmes.
  • Development of mechanism for linking Nutrition division with other ministries that conduct Nutrition Sensitive Programmes.
  • Periodic joint review of ongoing Nutrition programmes within the Ministry of Health.
  • Development and dissemination of the Nutrition Profiling Model(NPM).
  • Development and  maintenance of the NPM website.
  • Development of Monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms for ongoing Nutrition programmes within the Ministry of Health.
  • Piloting and review of the District Nutrition Monitoring System (DNMS) at national level.
  • Providing Evidence Based guidance for revision of existing Nutrition related
  • Midterm reassessment and revision of the Micronutrient Strategic plan and development of the Action plan in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Conduction of Nutrition related research and surveys for the development of Evidence.
  • Evaluation of Implementation status of Evidence based Recommendations and identification of barriers to implementation.
  • Development of a Geographic Information System(GIS) to aid comparison of data and risk factors within the country.
  • Conduction of Nutrition Surveillance using identified Nutritional Indicators
  • Periodic reporting and dissemination of Nutrition related Information.
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What is the body mass index (BMI)?

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out whether your weight is healthy.  BMI is calculated by dividing an adults’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared.  For example, A BMI of 25 means 25kg/m2. Read More