Programme for the Rehabilitation of Malnourished children (PPKZM) was launched in 1989 as a government’s effort to improve the health and nutritional status of children aged 6 months to below 6 years of age of hardcore poor families referencing Best Poverty Line of 2009. In this program, children who meet the eligibility criteria are given food assistance to help them obtain balanced and nutritious food so as to achieve optimal physical and mental growth. Children involved will also be given treatment if they suffer from any illness, immunization, health education and health care as well as rigorous supervision.
Commencing end of 2010, through the Government Transformation Programme, Ministry of Health has been given the responsibility to improve the nutritional status of malnourished children among low-income households and poor families. With the improvement of the programme arranged and some aspects such as goals, coverage, distribution of food and services, the use of food ingredients and updates of case handling, it brought more benefits to the target groups. National Registry System PPKZM was also developed in 2011 as a database of malnourished children (KZM) to ensure monitoring of the programme can be run more effectively, orderly, fast and accurate.
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