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Second Annual Progress Report 2004


This is the second annual progress report of the five-year Cambodia Nutrition Investment Plan (CNIP/2003-2007), which was launched by the Ministry of Planning/National Council of Nutrition in March 2003.

A number of achievements were made with regard to nutrition since the release of the First CNIP Annual Progress Report. 2004 was an important year for moving towards the goal of universal salt iodization in Cambodia. Following the signing by the Prime Minister of Sub-Decree No. 69 on the Management of Iodized Salt Exploitation in October 2003, a number of dissemination workshops, trainings on Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) and community-level promotion activities in using iodized salt were implemented throughout the country in preparation for October 2004, when the sub-decree became enforceable. According to the National Sub-Committee for Control of IDD (NSCIDD), Cambodia has produced 72,598 tons of iodized salt against the target of 45,500 tons for 2004.

Progress was also made in Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) prevention. One trial conducted by GTZ/FSNPSP with iron/multi-micronutrient supplementation for children under-two was completed in mid-2004, while another trial on supplements conducted by CESVI will conclude in early 2005. The results of both trials will be used for the formulation of an IDA policy for this target group. Organizations are also moving forward with food fortification with vehicles including flour (bread and noodles) and fish sauce. The NNP successfully completed its pilot Weekly Iron Folate (WIF) program with secondary school girls in Prey Veng and expects to expand to other provinces in 2005.

Nutrition services at the health center level received much-needed support with the piloting of Minimum Package of Activities (MPA) module 10 – the Nutrition Module in three provinces, with expansion planned to ten additional provinces over the next four years. Interventions in child nutrition, a priority area for CNIP, were also at the forefront of discussions during the high level visit of the “Global Child Survival Partnership” in May 2004 and during two consequent national child survival workshops organized by the MoH in October 2004 and by the NGO community in December 2004.

This second Annual Progress Report was prepared with input from Line Ministries, UNICEF, WHO, WFP, HKI and IRD and is based on each Ministry and agency's monitoring of the implementation of the 2004 CNIP work plan.


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