PASSD Partners with Facebook to Tackle Malnutrition in Pakistan

The Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) on Thursday announced that it will partner with Facebook to tackle malnutrition in Pakistan. According to details, the Ehsaas will host a first-of-its-kind ‘Design Hackathon’ on malnutrition at the National Incubation Centre, Islamabad on 14 and 15 December.

The Design Hackathon will connect experts in malnutrition with digital marketers who, with additional support from Facebook, will help build innovative digital campaigns around the specific challenges of malnutrition.

Ehsaas Program Connecting tech companies to eradicate Malnutrition in Pakistan

The Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety Division (PASSD) has announced that it will partner with Facebook and Invest2Innovate to host a first-of-its-kind ‘Design Hackathon’ on malnutrition at the National Incubation Centre, Islamabad on December 14th – 15th.

Millions of children in Pakistan suffer health and development consequences due to malnutrition, making it apriority area of the Ehsaas poverty alleviation program. The Design Hackathon will connect experts in malnutrition with digital marketers who, with additional support from Facebook, will help build innovative digital campaigns around the specific challenges of malnutrition.

By partnering with technology and social media platforms, the Ehsaas program is able to reach new people across Pakistan with educational messages on malnutrition and the different facets associated with this disease, says a press release issued here on Thursday.

“Ehsaas is bringing together the brightest talent in digital marketing and technology to tackle malnutrition across the country and improve millions of lives”, said Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation.  “Social media is an important channel through which educate and inform the public, and we are excited to see the results of this pioneering Design Hackathon.”

Interested digital agencies, health startups, NGOs and individuals with applicable skills who are committed to social justice and poverty alleviation in Pakistan are encouraged to apply. Applications are now open at https://forms.gle/ctZ1zJdVjbWVhy3d7

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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