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November 16, 2018

Umeed Say Aagay _Peshawar

A Poem Dedicated to Umeed Say Aagay Campaign by Mr. Saeed ul Hassan, Executive Director – Human Development Foundation Pakistan Umeed Say Aagay Provincial Launch Peshawar Source
November 6, 2018

HDF, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform and SUN-CSA

HDF and its partners, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform and SUN-CSA Pakistan have launched a mass awareness campaign called #UmeedSayAagay at the provincial level at Khyber Medical University, Peshawar on November 1, 2018. The event was attended by representatives from international donor agencies, civil society organizations, academia, KP government and media. The event focused on taking action to save over 400,000 lives of mothers and children. Decision makers agreed […]
November 1, 2018

#HappeningNow. #KP endorses #UmeedSayAagay

#HappeningNow. #KP endorses #UmeedSayAagay Source
November 1, 2018

HDF is all set to make its mark in KP with its mass awareness campaign

#HDF is all set to make its mark in #KP with its mass awareness campaign #UmeedSayAagay. At #KhyberMedicalCollege now. #InvestInNutrition #MNCH #MotherAndChildWellness #1000days #HDF is all set to make its mark in #KP with its mass awareness campaign #UmeedSayAagay. At #KhyberMedicalCollege now. #InvestInNutrition #MNCH #MotherAndChildWellness #1000days Source
October 31, 2018

The campaign comes to KP province, Umeed Say Aagay

Umeed Say Aagay marks another milestone, the campaign comes to KP province in collaboration with Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance, Pakistan and Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform . The official launch of #UmeedSayAagay happens in Peshawar – Khyber Medical University (KMU) Hayatabad on Thursday, 1st November, 2018 9am to 12:35pm. #MotherAndChildWellness #Nutrition Source
October 23, 2018

UmeedSayAagay calls for raising mass awareness of the right nutrition

#UmeedSayAagay calls for raising mass awareness of the right nutrition for mothers and children in the first 1000 days and beyond. Support the campaign by signing the petition at www.UmeedSayAagay.com You can also donate at www.hdfpk.com #Malnutrition Costs #Pakistan $7.6 billion (3% GDP) annually. #InvestInNutrition #NutritiousFoodAFundamentalRight Source
October 17, 2018

Child stunting rates highest in South Asia: report | The Express Tribune

#Pakistan is ranked 106 out of 118 countries on the Global Hunger Index showing #undernourishment, child #wasting, child #stunting and child #mortality on a large scale. The #UmeedSayAagay campaign by #HDF aims to raise mass awareness of the right #nutrition for mothers and children. #MovingPastHope #InvestInNutrition #MNCH #1000days Child stunting rates highest in South Asia: report | The Express Tribune Pakistan ranked 106 out of 118 countries on World Hunger […]
October 9, 2018

Heavy Losses to Pakistan due to Malnutrition

Video courtesy BBC URDU – Heavy Losses to Pakistan due to Malnutrition Nutrition-related factors contribute to about 45% of deaths in children under 5 years of age. Through #UmeedSayAagay campaign, #HDF calls for urgent action at individual and collective levels to raise mass #awareness about the adverse effects of #malnutrition and the benefits of good #nutrition. Donate at www.hdfpk.com and sign the petition at www.UmeedSayAagay.com to support this cause. #InvestInNutrition […]
October 8, 2018

Drive shows 0.24m children malnourished, UmeedSayAagay

Under Punjab’s nutrition and breastfeeding week, 2.8m children up to two years of age would be given vitamins while sachet of multi-minerals would be provided to the minors. Join #HDF under #UmeedSayAagay to spread mass awareness of the right nutrition for mothers and children in all of Pakistan. Sign the petition at UmeedSayAagay.com Drive shows 0.24m children malnourished Comprehensive nutrition strategy to be adopted after collecting results of screening of […]
October 5, 2018

Media role critical to ‘defeat menace of malnutrition’ | The Express Tribune

Media participants have pledged to actively play their role in prioritizing #nutrition agenda and raise public #awareness on the adverse effects of #malnutrition to bring about behavior change. HDF’s core strategy under #UmeedSayAagay campaign is to facilitate positive change in beliefs, behaviors, knowledge, skills, capacities, systems, policies and practices. For more, visit UmeedSayAagay.com #InvestInNutrition #1000days #MNCH Media role critical to ‘defeat menace of malnutrition’ | The Express Tribune Nutrition Cell […]
October 3, 2018

1/5 women have severe Vitamin A deficiency, an increased risk

1/5 women have severe Vitamin A deficiency which leads to an increased risk of pre-term delivery and maternal #anemia. Support #awareness of right #nutrition in Pakistan by signing the petition on UmeedSayAagay.com #MovingPastHope #InvestInNutrition #MNCH Source
October 2, 2018

Nutrition: A Mother & Child in Ethiopia, UmeedSayAagay

Video courtesy International Medical Corps #HDF is striving through its mass awareness campaign, #UmeedSayAagay, to not let any mother and child die of any preventable cause, especially #malnutrition, in first #1000days and beyond. Frontline health workers play an integral part in this. To learn more about this campaign’s objectives, please visit www.UmeedSayAagay.com #MovingPastHope #InvestInNutrition #MNCH The story of Khatidja and the International Medical Corps health extension worker who treated her […]
October 1, 2018

Only 15% children receive diet for effective growth

With #poverty and limited access to #health and #nutrition services, there is a need to improve the capacity of programs, health professionals, and community workers to support good complementary feeding practices. An objective of the #UmeedSayAagay campaign is the #capacity building of frontline health workers on the concept of #1000days incorporating Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) before, during and after #childbirth. You can help #HDF in this by signing the petition […]
September 28, 2018

Planning Commission to launch dietary guidelines for better nutrition

The initiative – ‘Pakistan dietary guideline for better nutrient’ – is also aimed at overcoming #malnutrition, #stunted growth, and food deficiencies among women and children. #HDF has brought to light the preventable deaths of mothers and children through its #UmeedSayAagay campaign which highlights the importance of the right #nutrition for them in the first #1000days and beyond. #MovingPastHope #InvestInNutrition #MNCH Planning Commission to launch dietary guidelines for better nutrition Staff […]
September 26, 2018

9.6 million Pakistani children have experienced chronic nutrition deprivation

9.6 million #Pakistani children have experienced chronic nutrition deprivation in the womb and/or during early childhood. #UmeedSayAagay campaign by #HDF insists on urgent action to save mothers and children in Pakistan. The Clock is Ticking. Join us to #savelives. Sign the petition on www.UmeedSayAagay.com and you can also donate for the cause at www.hdfpk.com #InvestInNutrition #MNCH #MovingPastHope Source
September 25, 2018

Importance of First 1000 Days in a Child’s Life

Via 1,000 Days The first #1000days lay the foundation of a child’s life. Optimum #nutrition in the first 1000 days ensures that the child can grow up to be a healthy adult. No #child deserves to be malnourished. #HDF has introduced #UmeedSayAagay campaign to #SaveLives of mothers and children across #Pakistan. Sign the petition at www.UmeedSayAagay.com to show support to give infants the nutrition they need in the first #1000days […]
September 24, 2018

Baker Institute expert: Addressing child stunting in Pakistan is critical

It is estimated that #stunted children earn 20 percent less as adults compared to non-stunted individuals. #UmeedSayAagay campaign also stresses the economic consequences of #malnutrition including lost laborers, healthcare expenses and lower #productivity, which cost #Pakistan US$7.6 billion ( 3% of GDP) every year. #MovingPastHope #HDF #InvestInNutrition Baker Institute expert: Addressing child stunting in Pakistan is critical Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, must be commended for his pledges to […]
September 19, 2018

Pakistani women and one-third of the children suffer from #anemia

More than half of all Pakistani women and one-third of the children suffer from #anemia, making them vulnerable to disease, disability, and death. Go to www.UmeedSayAagay.com to sign the petition and raise your voice to help prevent the deaths of mothers and children across Pakistan. #UmeedSayAagay #MNCH #Nutrition #EveryChildAlive #InvestInNutrition Source
September 18, 2018

Dr. Irfan’s views on Umeed Say Aagay Campaign Launch

On the Punjab Provincial launch of #UmeedSayAagay, Dr Irfan Ullah – SUN Focal Person Punjab discusses the issue of #Malnutrition in #Pakistan and highlights how important the issue of #Stunting & #Wasting is. Human Development Foundation Pakistan’s campaign on Mother and Child wellness through #nutrition is a need of the hour. Government and many other partners along with #HDF are determined to end #Malnutrition in Pakistan & save these 400,000 […]
September 18, 2018

first #1000days of a child’s life the most importance

#UmeedSayAagay as an awareness campaign lays emphasis on giving the first #1000days of a child’s life the most importance. 400,000 lives every year are at stake, while we can prevent these deaths by giving the right #nutrition to mothers and newborns. Sign the petition at UmeedSayAagay.com to join the cause. #MovingPastHope #HDF #InvestInNutrition #MNCHThe most dangerous time for a child? Their first month of life. Find out more → http://uni.cf/2y6kpKy […]
September 17, 2018

Malnutrition reality | ePaper | DAWN.COM

Nearly 80% of babies do not get adequate #nutrition because of severe #poverty. #Malnutrition should be a national #emergency. #UmeedSayAagay understands the dire need of mothers and children to have the right nutrition in the first #1000days. #MovingPastHope #HDF #InvestInNutrition #MNCH Malnutrition reality | ePaper | DAWN.COM Source
September 14, 2018

‘Health plans face key challenges in Pakistan’

We also have the highest #newborn mortality rates in the world (55/1000 Live Births). There is a strong need for #malnutrition to be announced as a National Emergency. #UmeedSayAagay by #HDF gives priority to newborn health and survival. #MovingPastHope #MNCH #InvestInNutrition ‘Health plans face key challenges in Pakistan’ #Pakistan is among the top five countries with the highest number of unimmunized or partially immunized children. A core focus of #HDF […]
September 13, 2018

Half of Sindh’s children suffer from stunted growth | The Express Tribune

Note worthy. #Stunting #Nutrition #InvestInNutrition #UmeedSayAagay Half of Sindh’s children suffer from stunted growth | The Express Tribune Half of Sindh’s children suffer from stunted growth” discussed in a meeting with media, jointly organized by Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance, Pakistan and HANDS Pakistan Source
September 12, 2018

Nearly half of the mothers and children in #Pakistan suffer from #malnutrition…

Nearly half of the mothers and children in #Pakistan suffer from #malnutrition. #UmeedSayAagay stands for the rights of these mothers and children to get proper #nutrition and live healthy lives. Join the movement. Visit us at www.umeedsayaagay.com #MovingPastHope #HDF #InvestInNutrition #MNCH Source
September 11, 2018

The Concept of First 1000 days #UmeedSayAagay

The concept of first #1000days explained well. The #Implications of insufficient #nutrition are irreversible. #UmeedSayAagay focuses on creating mass awareness about this issue. Video Courtesy; The Guardian. #HDF Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance, Pakistan Source
September 10, 2018

The first 1000 days and after #UmeedSayAagay

The first #1000days between pregnancy and a child’s 2nd birthday sets the foundation for a healthy life. After two years of age, the impacts of #stunting are irreversible. #UmeedSayAagay is a campaign that focuses specifically on the first 1000 days to ensure No Mother and Child dies due to any preventable cause. #MovingPastHope #HDF #InvestInNutrition The first 1000 days and after The effects of hunger on brain development Source
September 7, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Defense day.

The PM Imran Khan (official) mentioned the problem of #malnutrition in #children in #Pakistan & its impact on our future. He mentioned this issue even on #DefenseDay. Thats how important the issue is. 43% Pakistan children do not reach their full potential in life because they do not get a good start. #UmeedSayAagay aims to save these lives and help children reach their full potential as adults in their lives. […]
September 6, 2018

Health Experts Urge Practical Steps For Breastfeeding Promotion – UrduPoint

Even with the high cultural acceptance for #breastfeeding in #Pakistan, the country has the highest bottle-feeding rates and lowest exclusive breastfeeding rates in South Asia. #UmeedSayAagay #HDF #1000days #InvestInNutrition #maternalhealth #infantmortality Health Experts Urge Practical Steps For Breastfeeding Promotion – UrduPoint Medical experts Tuesday urged for promotion and protection of breastfeeding practice in the country to protect the health of mother and child. Source
September 5, 2018

90% of a child’s brain development happens before the age of 5

90% of a child’s brain development happens before the age of 5. The need for the right nutrition is crucial for children in the first #1000days. #UmeedSayAagay #HDF #InvestInNutrition Source
September 4, 2018

PM Imran Khan speech on Malnutrition #UmeedSayAagay

PM Imran Khan (official) recognizes the gravity of the issue of #Malnutrition in #Pakistan and what it costs. Around 45% of our Pakistani children are under nourished and it’s costing us our future – he says. We congratulate the PM for taking the very first steps in the right direction of #HumanDevelopment. We would like to offer and extend all support that is required from us. #UmeedSayAagay #HDF #HDF4Sustainability #PTI […]
September 3, 2018

‘Number of stunted and wasted children in Pakistan has declined’

‘Number of stunted and wasted children in Pakistan has declined’ ‘Number of stunted and wasted children in #Pakistan has declined’ Big step forward but more efforts are needed. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/361890-number-of-stunted-and-wasted-children-in-pakistan-has-declined #UmeedSayAagay #HDF #1000days #InvestInNutrition Source
September 3, 2018

‘Number of stunted and wasted children in Pakistan has declined’

‘Number of stunted and wasted children in #Pakistan has declined’ Big step forward but more efforts are needed. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/361890-number-of-stunted-and-wasted-children-in-pakistan-has-declined #UmeedSayAagay #HDF #1000days #InvestInNutrition ‘Number of stunted and wasted children in Pakistan has declined’ Islamabad : The nutritional status of children in Pakistan has improved over the last five years, states the Key Indicators Report of the 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey .According to… Source
August 28, 2018

Govt introduced unprecedented PM Health Programme: Marriyum

https://nation.com.pk/25-Apr-2018/govt-introduced-unprecedented-pm-health-programme-marriyum #UmeedSayAagay #MovingPastHope #HDF4Sustainability #1000days #nutrition #infantmortality #childmortality #maternalHealth Govt introduced unprecedented PM Health Programme: Marriyum ISLAMABAD – The present government has introduced unprecedented Prime Minister’s Health Programme for providing free and easy access to health facilities to Source
August 28, 2018

Dr. Muhammad Khalid Riaz explaining patterns of neonatal

HDF Chairman Dr. Muhammad Khalid Riaz explaining patterns of neonatal and child mortality at the launch of HDF’s mass awareness campaign #UmeedSayAagay – #MovingPastHope in Islamabad. HDF launched the advocacy campaign on mother and child wellness in the first #1000days and beyond in collaboration with Planning Commission of Pakistan and the international network “Scaling Up Nutrition”. The event created mass awareness in Pakistan on the fundamental import of healthy #nutrition […]
August 28, 2018

HDF Chairman addressing the launch of “Umeed Say Aagay”

#MovingPastHope HDF Chairman Dr. Khalid Riaz addressing the launch of HDF’s mass awareness campaign “Umeed Say Aagay – Moving Past Hope”, in collaboration with Planning Commission of Pakistan and international network Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). Identifying motivations from his own life, he shared the emotional foundation leading to the work of HDF in reducing #infantmortality in its communities. A youth-led social movement, #UmeedSayAagay focuses on mother and child wellness in […]
August 28, 2018

Nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life

Did You Know? When children are denied the right #nutrition from mother’s pregnancy to the child’s age of 2, they suffer stunting. The damage to their development is irreversible. But we can prevent stunting. #UmeedSayAagay #MovingPastHope #malnutrition #1000days #infantmortality #childmortality #maternalhealthDid You Know? When children are denied the right #nutrition from pregnancy to the age of 2, they suffer stunting. The damage to their development is irreversible. But we can […]
August 28, 2018

HDF & its partners, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform and SUN-CSA

HDF & its partners, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform and SUN-CSA Pakistan have launched a mass awareness campaign called #UmeedSayAagay at the provincial level, starting from Lahore on August 7, 2018, at the Auditorium of Planning & Development Department. The event was attended by representatives from international donor agencies, civil society organizations, academia, Punjab government and media. The event focused on taking action to save over 400,000 lives of […]
August 10, 2018

Umeed Say Aagay Provincial Launching Ceremony at Lahore

August 6, 2018

Provincial Launch of Umeed Say Aagay Mass Awareness Campaign

August 6, 2018

Umeed Say Aagay – A Ray of Hope #UmeedSayAagay

July 11, 2018

The menace of malnutrition – UmeedSayAagay

July 11, 2018

World Population Day: Population explosion – a real threat

June 17, 2018

‘Mother and child mortality hitting alarming levels’

Islamabad : Pakistan is a country where mother and child mortality is hitting alarming levels. According to an estimate, over 400,000 mothers and children under the age of five die of preventable causes every year in Pakistan and over 175,000 of these deaths are related to malnutrition. Nutrition expert Saeedul Hassan says malnourished children have a higher risk of death from common childhood illness such as diarrhoea, pneumonia etc. Nutrition-related […]
June 17, 2018

Nutrition-related factors cause 45% of deaths in children

Nutrition-related factors cause 45% of deaths in children under 5 years of age. Given the right #nutrition, they can fight#malnutrition. #UmeedSayAagay #1000days #infantmortality#childmortality #maternalHealth #MovingPastHope#HDF4Sustainability
June 17, 2018

Malnourished children have a higher risk of death

Malnourished children have a higher risk of death from common childhood illnesses, like diarrhea and pneumonia. The first #1000days shapes a child’s future. #UmeedSayAagay #nutrition #infantmortality#childmortality #maternalHealth #MovingPastHope#HDF4Sustainability
June 17, 2018

The Vision of Campaign Umeed Say Aagay of HDF

“No mother or child die due to any preventable causes of mortality especially #malnutrition in the First #1000days” -The vision of #UmeedSayAagay #MovingPastHope #nutrition #infantmortality#childmortality #maternalMortality #MomandBaby#HDF4Sustainability
June 17, 2018

More than 177,000 children die every year in Pakistan

More than 177,000 children die every year in Pakistan before their fifth birthday. More than half of these deaths are preventable with access to simple and affordable interventions. #UmeedSayAagay #1000days #infantmortality #childmortality #maternalHealth #MovingPastHope #HDF4Sustainability
May 22, 2018

Print Media Coverage on the Launch of “Umeed Say Aagay”

<h4>Print Media coverage on the launch of mass awareness campaign #UmeedSayAagay to promote mother and child wellness in the first #1000days and beyond by HDF in collaboration with SUN Civil Society Alliance, Federal Ministry of Planning Development & Reform, Government of Pakistan.</h4> <h5 style=”color: #880000;”><b>#nutrition<br /><br />#infantmortality <br /><br />#childmortality <br /><br />#maternalHealth <br /><br />#MovingPastHope <br /><br />#HDF4Sustainability</b></h5>
May 21, 2018

Dr. Muhammad Khalid Riaz addressing the launch


May 21, 2018

Federal Minister is Endorsed The Campaign

ISLAMABAD (Source The Nation) – The present government has introduced unprecedented Prime Minister’s Health Programme for providing free and easy access to health facilities to the people and this initiative was the vision of the former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.<br /><br /> This was stated by the minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb here Tuesday, while speaking at the awareness campaign regarding […]
May 21, 2018

Launch of HDF’s Mass Awareness Campaign

Addressing the Launch of HDF’s Mass Awareness Campaign “Umeed Say Aagay”, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb lauded the work of HDF in reducing Infant mortality in its communities and stressed malnutrition prevails globally and the window of opportunity through “The 1000 golden days – starting from day of conception to child’s second birthday” is an opportunity in which we can intervene to save lives. She […]
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