‎UN chick pea vitamin paste battling malnutrition in Pakistan

Published on 22 February 2011

A vitamin and nutrient-rich chick pea paste developed by United Nations scientists is helping in the fight against cinfant malnutrition in Pakistan. The problem increased dramatically last year as flood waters ravaged large parts of the country, prompting researchers at the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) to try and develop local solutions. (..) They came up with ‘Wawa Mum’ (literally ‘good food mum’) – a 50g mineral and vitamin-fortified paste meeting a host of daily nutrient requirements and derived from locally-sourced chick peas. “Wawa Mum has a number of advantages during emergency situations like the floods in Pakistan,” said Dominique Frankefort, deputy director of WFP’s operations in Pakistan.

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