2.2) By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under five years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons
To combat micronutrient deficiency, Phillips Healthcare Services Ltd. (PHSL) joined the Business Call to Action in 2014 with a commitment to provide micronutrient powder (MNP) to children aged 6-59 months in Kenya. PHSL aims to provide 150,000 Kenyan children with MNP by 2018. So far the initiative has reached around 22,500 children through the sale of 39, 770, 750 units of MNP. The children’s parents and teachers have noted that they are ill less often and more alert in class. The initiative also increases economic productivity by preventing childhood illnesses; this also reduces the time parents have to stay home from work. In addition, the initiative aims to provide employment and training opportunities to more than 120 local staff who will be working to strengthen demand for MNP.