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Meeeting the challenge of a new era for achieving healthy diet and nutrition

Meeeting the challenge of a new era for achieving healthy diet and nutrition, Freddie Mubanga, Zambia
Special Event - Meeting the challenge of a new era for achieving healthy diet and nutrition: outcomes of the 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review, organized by WHO

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Meeeting the challenge of a new era for achieving healthy diet and nutrition

  1. 1. Meeting the challenge of a new era for achieving healthy diet and nutrition Nutrition policies and actions in Zambia to address all forms of malnutrition Mr Freddie Mubanga, Had of Public Health and Community Nutrition Zambia National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) Side event at the FAO/WHO International Symposium Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition 1-2 December 2016, FAO Headquarters, Rome
  2. 2. Nutrition policies in Zambia • Comprehensive nutrition plans: – National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (2017-2021) – National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (2011) – National Food and Nutrition Policy (2006) – 1st 1000 Most Critical Days Programme (2013-2016) • Other nutrition-related plans: – National Health Strategic Plan (2011) – Roadmap for Accelerating Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality (2013) – Strategic Plan Non-Communicable Diseases and their Risk Factors (2013) – National Agriculture Policy, – National Social ProtectionPolicy (December, 2014) – National Agriculture Investment Plan (2014-2018)
  3. 3. KASAM A LUSAK A KALABO KAPUT A Phase One Districts - Zambia MWINILUNGA CHIPATA LUNDAZI MUMBWA MBAL A SAMFYA MANS A SHANGOMBO MONG U ZAMBEZI CHINSA LI CSO-SUN Districts Consortium Offices Orientation Session for Programme Officers at Provincial level 3
  4. 4. Global targets covered in the policies Global Nutrition Targets Stunting √ Anaemia (WRA/PW) √ Low birth weight √ Overweight children - Exclusive breastfeeding √ Wasting √ Global diet-related NCD Targets Salt/sodium intake - Blood pressure - Diabetes - Overweight adults/adolescents √
  5. 5. Breastfeeding Wasting Overweight Low Birth Weight Anemia Stunting REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNDER 5 WHO ARE STUNTED REDUCTION OF ANEMIA IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE REDUCTION OF LOW BIRTH WEIGHT NO INCREASE ON CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT INCREASE THE RATE OF EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS UP TO AT LEAST REDUCE AND MAINTAIN CHILDHOOD WASTING TO LESS THAN 40% 50% 30% 0% 50% 5% 46% 6% No increase 82% 5.1% 30% Global Targets Zambia Targets & Year 2025 Source: XXXx 2025 2025 2025 2025 2025 Global Targets for Tracking Progress 5
  6. 6. Reduction in Stunting to meet Global target -2025 AARR 6.1 AARR 2.2
  7. 7. Nutrition actions in the lifecycle: 1,000 days and beyond 7days 28 days 1 year Birth 5 years 10 years 20 years Early neonatal period Perinatal period Neonatal periodPregnancy Adulthood Infancy Adolescence Childhood Reproductive period Ageing Death "Pre-school years "School-age" Pregnant women • Iron-folic acid supplementation • Deworming Infants and young children • Breastfeeding counselling in ANC & PNC, protocols for LBW, HIV, emergencies • Complementary feeding counselling in ANC&PNC and GMP Preschool-age children • Growth Monitoring and Promotion • Vitamin A supplementation children 6-59 months • Mgt. of moderate and severe acute malnutrition children 0-59 months • Deworming School children • School feeding programmes to enhance enrolment and attendance and reduce hunger, includes nutrition education • Deworming
  8. 8. • Promote reduced salt intake • Promote replacing of trans-fats with polyunsaturated fats • Promote public awareness about healthy diet esp. increase intake of fruits and vegetables • Encourage exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months • Develop guidelines and recommendations or policy measures for food producers and processors. Actions planned to protect and support healthy diets Strategic Plan Non-Communicable Diseases and their Risk Factors (2013)
  9. 9. • Promote mandatory nutrition labelling for all pre- packaged foods • Promote the provision and availability of healthy foods in all public and private institutions including schools, other education institutions and work places. • Establish mechanisms for nutritional counselling and BMI monitoring at workplaces, schools etc. • Promote traditional diets, proven to be healthy and nutritious Actions planned to protect and support healthy diets Strategic Plan Non-Communicable Diseases and their Risk Factors (2013)
  10. 10. Opportunities - Zambia for Promoting Healthy Diets • Domesticate ICN2 Frameworks (Recs 8-16); UN Decade for Nutrition; WHA Nut Targets and SDGs Development of National Development Plan 2017- 2021 : Focus on Agriculture Sectors (MoH, MoA, MFL, MoGE, MEWS, MCDSW) – Aligned to SNDP Development of NFNSP 2017-2021 Improving nutrition governance Enhanced multisectoral platforms – SUN at national, provincial, and district levels.
  11. 11. Thank You

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