Ministry of Health-Uzbekistan, UNICEF, GroundWork

October 2019 – Report Release, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The 2017 Uzbekistan Nutrition Survey (UNS) is national nutrition and micronutrient survey that collected data on anemia and micronutrient deficiencies (i.e. iron, vitamin A, folate, vitamin B12, iodine) in children 6-59 months of age, and non-pregnant women 15-49 years of age, and pregnant women. The UNS also collected anthropometric measurements to estimate the prevalence of stunting and wasting in children, and overweight and obesity in non-pregnant women. The information collected by the UNS will enable the government and international agencies to monitor the current status of national nutrition programs (e.g. wheat fortification and salt iodization) and to plan future nutrition and health interventions. The UNS was conducted by the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and GroundWork.

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