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Profile Photo: MINISTER of Health Chitalu Chilufya (right) with Vice-President Inonge Wina during the recently held Food and Nutrition Summit in Lusaka. PICTURE: CHANDA MWENYA

Fighting malnutrition in Zambia

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NKOLE NKOLE, Lusaka
AN INSPIRATIONAL proverb about the value of teamwork suggests that if one is to go fast, one must go alone, but if one must go far, one must go together with others. (more…)

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THE world faces a grave nutrition situation while the SADC community continues grappling with multiple burdens of malnutrition.

SADC faces 3 forms of malnutrition

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KAPALA CHISUNKA, Lusaka
ABOUT 155 million children globally are still stunted – they are too short for their age – often due to lack of nutrients, impacting their physical and cognitive development, according to the 2017 Global Nutrition Report (GNR).

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WOMEN of Swala village in Mansa interact after a training session by National Food and Nutrition Commission recently

Eliminating malnutrition with indigenous foods

MEMORY MANINGA, Mansa
LIVING in a rural set-up of Mupita village in Mansa district, under Chief Mabumba’s area, Loveness Mwewa had never tried to make a balanced diet for her family from local foodstuffs.
For her, a balanced diet was a preserve of the well-to-do.

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Read more about the article Malnutrition, obesity signal faltering nutrition security
HIVOS Southern Africa 2017 conference participants during the launch of the Agriculture, Food Systems, Diets and Nutrition Zambia Paper.

Malnutrition, obesity signal faltering nutrition security

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NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
DESPITE government policies aimed at improving food and nutrition security, Zambia’s food and agriculture systems seem not to be providing

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Growing a variety of crops ensures access to different nutrients vital for good health. Above, William Mbewe’s garden of tomatoes, carrots, Maize and spinach on the banks of Lake Kariba in Siavonga. PICTURE: MARGARET CHISANGA

Sustainable diet crucial to fight malnutrition

MARGARET CHISANGA, Lusaka
PUT 32 journalists in one room, and they will inadvertently be raving about their travels and rare escapades. (more…)

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