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Egg consumption can end malnutrition in Zambia-Kasonde

Health Egg consumption can end malnutrition in Zambia-Kasonde

MINISTER of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde gives his speech during the Zambia and Zimbabwe (ZamZim) joint World malaria day commemoration at Mukuni Park in Livingstone
MINISTER of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde

Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde says Zambia is one of the 22 African Countries with the highest burden of under nutrition in children under the age of five years.

Dr. Kasonde however said eggs can be a solution towards the eradication of malnutrition and reducing hunger at both household and national level.

The minister said eggs can also provide good health, gender equality, decent work and economic stability.
He was speaking in Lusaka today during the celebration of the World Egg Day.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), over 805 million people in the world were suffering from chronic under nourishment between the years 2012 and 2014.

And Poultry Association of Zambia National Chairperson Veronica Machungwa said during the year 2014, eggs production stood at over 2, 947,022 per day compared to 2, 900,000 recorded at the end of 2013.

Ms. Machungwa said this shows that poultry farmers were working tirelessly to provide the much needed cheap and affordable proteins to help end world hunger and malnutrition.

She added that eggs are the most affordable sources or protein in the country.

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