Development of Action Plan for Households with Undernourished Children and Pregnant Women in Districts of Monaraga,a and Nuwara Eliya”, (Part 2)

The nutritional status of Sri Lankan children does not match the country’s achievements in child survival and per capita GDP. Having realized the multi – sectoral nature of nutrition, the government has recently set up a National Nutrition Council. For the Council to be able to propose policy options and programmes, it requires evidence of what has worked so far and identify the gaps including inequalities of opportunities to access the existing services, by those who need them the most. The model of Multi sectoral approach to reduce under-nutrition and improve equity, a special study was done in Nuwara Eliya and Monaragala Districts, on a pilot basis. The objective of this study was to analyse how effective the services provided at the Divisional Secretariat Division level, any existing gaps or difficulties in providing the services and suggestions by the service providers themselves to improve the delivery of their services, in order to minimize the problems related nutritional status of women and children.

Research team

Wimal Nanayakkara
Sunimalee Madurawala
Samanthi Bandara