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High malnutrition levels in Northern Province worry nutritionist

Headlines High malnutrition levels in Northern Province worry nutritionist

 

A  nutritionist in Kasama district has bemoaned the high levels of malnutrition in infants in Northern Province.

Northern Province Principal Nutritionist in the Ministry of Health, Daniel Chiluba, said the 49 percent stunting levels among children in the region was too high hence the need for immediate interventions.

Mr. Chiluba, who is also Northern Province Acting Provincial Nutrition Coordinating Committee (PNCC) Chairperson, said there was need for concerted efforts in addressing malnutrition levels in the province.

He told ZANIS in Kasama that malnutrition was a major cause of stunted growth in children.

He said more women should be sensitized about giving a balanced diet to their children to scale-down malnutrition in the province.

Mr. Chiluba observed that good nutrition in the first most critical days of children was important to curb malnutrition.

He has since urged lactating mothers to exclusively breastfeed until the child is six months old to prevent stunting and malnutrition.

Mr. Chiluba said it was important that children are well nourished noting that this will make them grow into healthy citizens that will contribute to the economic development of the country.

 

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. The Northern and Luapula provinces in Zambia have faced this problem for a long time… solutions are there. Some include variation in foods that people eat; alteration of the processing of food fed to children; change in infant and children feeding practices…

    • Concur @Mas. It’s just the stubbornness of Zambians with this porridge called Nshima with everything. It’s just a lazy way of eating.

  2. This is not news. They have always been malnourished and stunted bwana nutritionist. Have you ever heard of your namesake FTJ? Clear case of what we called tu chibemba

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