Kathmandu – The Authorities of Japan has agreed to increase grant help of Japanese Yen 364 million (about US$3.47 million / NRs.405 million) to the United Nations World Meals Programme (UN WFP) Nepal for implementing the Mom and Youngster Well being and Diet Programme in 5 susceptible districts of Provinces 1 and a couple of.
H.E. Mr. SAIGO Masamichi, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, and Ms. Susan Jane Pearce, Consultant and Nation Director of WFP Nepal a.i. signed a grant contract in Kathmandu at present.
On the signing, H.E. SAIGO Masamichi stated the grant will enhance the well being and vitamin of kids and younger moms in Jhapa, Morang, and Sunsari districts of Province 1, and Saptari and Siraha districts of Province 2, that are susceptible to excessive climate occasions and different local weather change-linked disasters. “This partnership between the Japanese Authorities, the Authorities of Nepal, and WFP has the potential to enhance the well being and vitamin of 19,000 youngsters aged 6 to 23 months and 49,700 pregnant and breastfeeding moms via specialised nutritious meals, whereas 25,000 households will profit from the institution of Group Meals Banks outfitted with meals storage amenities,” he added.
“By investing within the capability of the federal government at completely different ranges to implement vitamin programmes, the help will increase the flexibility of two,500 authorities officers and well being specialists to supply improved well being and vitamin companies throughout being pregnant and childbirth, to watch youngster progress, and to supply vitamin counselling at 100 municipal well being amenities.
Ms. Susan Jane Pearce, Consultant and Nation Director of WFP Nepal a.i thanked the Authorities of Japan for the beneficiant help.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the livelihoods of susceptible populations primarily in rural areas the place agriculture is the first supply of earnings,” she stated. “By supporting the manufacturing and consumption of regionally obtainable and historically consumed nutritious meals and thru shock-responsive neighborhood meals banks, we hope that this venture will enhance dietary range among the many poor and meals insecure households and construct neighborhood resilience to climatic shocks,” she added.
The Embassy of Japan and WFP Nepal count on to help in enhancing well being and vitamin of younger moms and kids, whereas additionally contributing to the friendship that exists between the peoples of Japan and Nepal.