Policy Seminar: Food Consumption Patterns and Nutritional Status in Pakistan

On October 2nd, 2014, PSSP held a policy seminar in Islamabad on “Food Consumption Pattern and Nutritional Status in Pakistan.” Dr. Hina Nazli, Amina Mehmood, and Asma Shahzad discussed the prevalence of malnutrition in the country and Dr. Steve Davies, PSSP Chief of Party, moderated the event. The seminar was attended by key government and private sector stakeholders which included:

  • Mr. Naeem-uz-Zafar, Member Social Sector, Planning Commission
  • Mr. M. Aslam Shaheen, Chief, Nutrition Section, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms, Islamabad
  • Mr. Amir Shahzada, Scientific Officer, National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad
  • Dr. Ahsan Ullah Khan, National Program Manager, Micronutrient Initiative, Islamabad
  • Ms. Nancy Estes, Deputy Mission Director, USAID
  • Mr. Steven Fonderiest, Deputy Drector, EGA/USAID
  • Dr. Michael Trueblood, AOR – PSSP, EGA/USAID
  • Mr. Randolph Augustin, Deputy Director, Health Section, USAID
  • Ms. Sidra Ashraf, Program Management Assistant, Health Section, USAID
  • Mr. Nazim Ali, Development Assistance Specialist, EGA/USAID
  • Mr. William Butterfield, Program Economics Officer, USAID
  • Dr. Sohail J.Malik, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI & Chairman IDS (Via Skype)