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The overall goal of the National Plan of Action on Nutrition 2021-2025 (NPAN) is to reduce malnutrition among women and children and improve the nutritional status of all Lao people so that they are healthy and have a high quality of life, thus contributing to the achievement of national socio-economic development. The table below profiles the trend of eight core nutrition indicators against the National target for 2025. The national and provincial data for these indicators are sourced from the Lao Social Indicator Survey (2012, 2017, 2022) and the Lao food and nutrition security survey (2015).

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Indicators LSIS I 2012 NNA 2015 LSIS II 2017 LSIS III 2022 Target* 2025
(%)
Stunting among children under 5 years old 44 42 33 32.8 27
Wasting among children under 5 years old 6 6 9 10.7 <5
Underweight among children under 5 years old 27 22 21 24.3 15
Anemia among children 6 to 59 months 41 40 44 - 30
Anemia among women reproductive age 15 to 49 years old 36 30 40 - 15
Lowbirth weight among infant born below 2500g 12.6 - 9.7 Pending 8
Overweight among children under 5 years 2 2 3.5 2.8 2
Exclusive breasted among children 0 to 6 months 40.4 40 44.9 50.6 60
Achieved
On track
Off track

*National Nutrition Strategy and Plan of Action


Label Value