Malnourishment at Tharparkar: New project launched for women
Malnourishment at Tharparkar is unquestionably gender blind. Hardly anyone can claim to be an exception, thanks to recurrent droughts and ever depleting sources of income generation. Women, however, have to suffer more than anyone else, in view of the multiple roles they have to cope with simultaneously.
The Human Appeal International, Pakistan (HAI-Pak) has launched a special project to address the issue of malnourishment in lactating and pregnant women in the area. Initially, 500 such women belonging to 15 villages of Islamkot Tehsil would be provided with nutrition packets, comprising food supplements, 20 kg bag of flour, cooking oil, drinks and many other necessary items.