National Food and Nutrition Commission introduces a HIP project targeting malnourished adult in rural Zambia

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The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) says it has introduced a project called Health Improved Partnership (HIP) aimed at reducing malnutrition levels in the most affected rural communities in the country.

ZANIS reports that (NFNC) Head of Nutrition, Education and Communication, Eustina Besa disclosed the development in Lundazi District in Eastern province today adding that the HIP project is a one year signed by the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Zambian government and funded by the USAID.

She says the HIP project will mainly target the most vulnerable especially the rural areas where it targets to help change community behavior towards improved nutrition.

So far Lundazi and Petauke Districts are the only two districts in Eastern province earmarked for the project because of high number of people who are malnourished due to lack of good nutrition, she said.

She revealed that the project will work in four sites in Lundazi district.

The NFNC Head of Nutrition, Education and Communication revealed this when she addressed Advocacy and Technical Working Group Committee members under Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), held in the Council Conference room yesterday. She added that the project will work in four sites of the district.

And Lundazi Advocacy and Technical Working Group Committee members have since identified Chasefu and Hoya in Kajilime and Kapilisanga wards, Kamsaro and Kapongolo in Wachitangachi ward, respectively as the most affected areas with high cases of malnutrition.

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  1. Even us adults in urban areas need nice milile. We have adult malnutrition in Chibolya , mutendere etc

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    • Malnourished adults should stop wasting time dancing to dununa reverse and stop kalijo, stop jailing upnd members on trampled up silly obstructive cases which not treasonous.

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  2. Please extend this program to state house boss and his staff too much malnourished, then later to mandevu and chibolya

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  3. UPND Supporters show in above comments that they have an inability to empathise with their fellow Humans based on Tribal grounds and Political allegiance.

    Tell me please, how can any group of people wanting to Lead a Country express such unfeeling emotions? Their us no joy expressed at the prospects of their potential subjects eTing a good healthy meal.

    What us the point about UPND. Divided from the rest of the country and having nothing but bile against their fellow citizens. Are the comments above those of lucid mature adults with a high emotional intellect?

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