January 11, 2024 – In a landmark initiative to enhance maternal and child health, Timor-Leste has partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) to support pregnant and lactating women across the country. This collaboration aims to address nutritional challenges faced by mothers and their newborns, a critical step towards improving public health.

The joint effort focuses on providing essential nutritional support to expectant and breastfeeding mothers, ensuring they receive adequate nourishment during these crucial stages of motherhood. This initiative is particularly important in Timor-Leste, where maternal and infant nutrition is a significant concern.

The program also includes educational components, empowering women with knowledge about proper nutrition and healthcare practices. This will not only benefit the mothers and their children but also contribute to the long-term health and well-being of families and communities.

The government of Timor-Leste and the WFP are working closely to implement this program effectively, recognizing the importance of maternal health as a cornerstone of national development. The initiative is expected to have a positive impact on reducing maternal and infant mortality rates and improving overall health outcomes in the country.