Dr. Sania visits newly set up Ehsaas Nashonuma Center in Khyber Tribal District to reviews arrangements

July 24, 2020 -Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar together with her team visited the Ehsaas Nashonuma Center that has recently been set up in Khyber Tribal District at District Headquarter Hospital, Dogra. She reviewed arrangements being made at the center for the upcoming Ehsaas Nashonuma programme. At the center, Dr. Nishtar was briefed on various services for pregnant and lactating Ehsaas beneficiaries and their children under two years of age to prevent stunting. The key services included registration of beneficiaries through Ehsaas Nashonuma app, growth monitoring, immunization and treatment, awareness sessions, distribution of specialized nutritious food and biometric cash grant disbursement through ATM.  Dr. Nishtar interacted with the staff and beneficiary women present at the center and sat with them to watch an awareness video on addressing stunting in children that had been made in Pashto language. Ehsaas Nashonuma is a conditional cash transfer program, specifically designed to prevent stunting in children. The Prime Minister will launch Ehsaas Nashonuma programme next month.