National Nutrition Program (NNP)


VOSD has been implemented the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Program (BINP) from 1999 to 2002 in 13 Upazillas of Chandpur, Faridpur and Barisal Districts with the support of World Bank and DAE fruitfully and the program was very successful and contributed a lot to improve nutritional status in the program areas, which has been followed up by other areas. After the completion of the BINP successfully, VOSD had been continued the implementation of the National Nutrition Program (NNP) from 2003 to 2011 with the support of World Bank and NNP. The purpose of the NNP is to achieve sustainable improvements in birth weights and in nutrition status of vulnerable groups through the adoption of new practices, behaviors and appropriate use by individuals & households of nutrition services that are increasingly managed by local communities. From July 2004, under an operational plan (2004-2006) NNP has been a part of nutrition sub-sector in a Program approach under Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Program (HNPSP). The Program had service delivery components, which further sub-components;

(i)                 Area based Community Nutrition (ABCN) interventions.

(ii)               National Level Nutrition Intervention.

 VOSD had been implemented NNP in 37 Upazilas (Barisal Sadar, Gournadi, Jhalakathi Sadar, Nalcity, Rajapur, Kathalia, Hajiganj, Faridganj, Haimchar, Chandpur Sadar, Matlab South, Matlab North, Laxmipur Sadar, Raipur, Ramgati, Komolnagar, Kachua, Tongibari, Modhukhali, Amtoli, Mehendiganj, Charfasson, Manpura, Dashmina, Dewanganj, Melandah, Madarganj, Bhuapur, Sreebardi, Sherpur Sadar, Gauripur, Haluaghat, Iswarganj, Muktagacha, Nandail, Fulbaria and Phulpur) of 14 Districts (Barisal, Jhalakathi, Barguna, Chandpur, Laxmipur, Faridpur & Munshigonj) under seven Packages (Package No. 03, 15, 11, 22, 24, 27 and 29). This program was supported by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Bank. VOSD had covered about 21,70,269  households and 1,12,66,150 population of Bangladesh. That program provided nutritional services through Community Nutrition Centers (CNCs) which were established in the community levels and each CNC covered about 1200 population of the community. VOSD had operated 9,059 CNCs in its operational areas and provided nutritional services. That program had 9,059 CNPs for 9,059 CNCs, 912 Community Nutrition Organizers (CNOs) for 9,059 CNCs/CNPs and each CNO operated 10 CNCs/CNPs, 235 Field Supervisors (FS) for 912 CNOs and 37 Upazila Managers for 37 Upazilas and other senior level staffs had been worked for the program. CNC was the nutritional service providing center for ultra-poor children and pregnant women of the community. That CNC run by Community Nutrition Promoter (CNP) and took responsibilities to make aware the local people.