Speaker: Ms Zamazulu Mtshali – Deputy Manager for the Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP), KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health
Ms Mtshali's presentation will highlight studies that show the presence of nutritional transition in KwaZulu-Natal, where both under and over-nutrition are prevalent. Within the context of the HIV and AIDS pandemic and food insecurity, the high prevalence of under-nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and emergent over-nutrition presents a complex series of challenges.
Over the years, significant gains have been made with regards to scaling up nutrition, with the development of policies and guidelines for the implementation of nutrition strategies. There is now a renewed focus on specific priority groups for nutrition interventions to have a bigger impact.