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National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan 2011-2015

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National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan 2011-2015

  1. 1. NATIONAL FOOD ANDNUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN2011-2015 Presented at Seminar : Agriculture Research for Improved Nutrition in Zambia By Freddie Mubanga – National Food and Nutrition Commission
  2. 2. ZAMBIA: NUTRITION FOOD & NUTRITION POLICY AND STRATEGY: “REACHING FOR THE SUN” 2006National Food & Nutrition Policy; Nutrition Implementation Plan (2006) 2009 National Symposium: food and Nutrition in the 21st Century (request new strategic plan) 2009 Scale Up Nutrition launched internationally (March) The 1000 days to scale up nutrition is incorporated into the draft National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (NFNSP) 2011-2015. as Strategic Direction Number 1 - prevention of stuntingG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  3. 3. ZAMBIA: NUTRITION FOOD & NUTRITION POLICY AND STRATEGY: “REACHING FOR THE SUN” 2011 National Consultative Forum: Accelerating Nutrition Actions in Zambia (Livingstone Meeting; February) • New strategic Plan to be collaboratively developed • Focus on evidence-based cost effective interventions (“SUN”) • Multi-stakeholder consensus that strategy would focus on Preventing Stunting to be redrafted to focus on stunting prevention through 1,000 Critical Days National Programme (March) • Bilateral participation in strategy review (MoE, MACO, MLFD, MLGH, MoH )G. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  4. 4. ZAMBIA: NUTRITION FOOD & NUTRITION POLICY AND STRATEGY: “REACHING FOR THE SUN”  Provided opportunity to digress the high impact nutrition interventions being advocated under the Scaling Up Nutrition.  Stakeholders and partners made consensus to prioritize stunting prevention targeting vulnerable populations such as mothers and children. June 2012 Revised NFNSP draft completed and Multisectoral M&E discussions held to agree on outcome indicatorsG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  5. 5. ZAMBIA: NUTRITION FOOD & NUTRITION POLICY AND STRATEGY: “REACHING FOR THE SUN” 2012: Finalized NFNSP and Launching 1000 days programme. - Mapping and gap analysis exercise for the SUN has been initiated:  DFID procured TA and a team of experts arrived in the country in March 2012 to assist with development of the programme for strategic direction 1.G. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  6. 6. NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN (2011-2015) Operational Strategic Directions – 1.Prevention of stunting in children under two years of age: 1000 Most Important Days. – 2. Increasing micronutrient and macronutrient availability, accessibility and utilization by improving food and nutrition security – 3. Early identification, treatment and follow- up of acute malnutrition – 4. Nutrition education and nutritious feeding through schoolsG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  7. 7. NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN (2011-2015) – 5. Increasing linkages between nutrition and infection control through hygiene, sanitation and safe water – 6. Food and nutrition to mitigate HIV and AIDS – 7. Improving Food and Nutrition to prevent and control Non communicable Diseases – 8. Food and nutrition preparedness and response to emergenciesG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  8. 8. NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN (2011-2015) Supportive Strategic Directions  9. Strengthening governance, capacity building and partnerships in support of food and nutrition interventions at all levels  10. Monitoring and Evaluating Food and Nutrition Situation, Interventions and Research to Support their Improvement and Expansion  11. Expanding and developing communication and advocacy support for food and nutrition interventions at various levelsG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  9. 9. WHAT HAS BEEN DONE? - POPULARIZING 1000 DAYSG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  10. 10. 9 months Infancy 2nd YearPregnanc 12 12 y months months 270 365 365
  11. 11. ANTENATAL SAFE BIRTH & DEWORMING VACCINATIO CARE NORMAL BIRTH NS WEIGHT BABY VITAMIN A 1,000 C RITICAL D AY SEXTRA MEAL/ DIVERSE GROWTH MONITORING & PROMOTION DIET IRON & FOLIC ACID EXCLUSIVE CONTINUED BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDING CORRECT COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING & FOODS PMTCT (NUTRITION AND BREASTFEEDING OPTIONS) FORTIFIED STAPLES CORRECT FEEDING OF A SICK CHILD USE IODIZED SALT SLEEP UNDER TREATED BED NETS SAFE WATER & CAREFUL
  12. 12. 1,000 C RITICAL D AY S
  13. 13. 1,000 CRITICAL DAYS SECTOR INVOLVEMENT Government MoH MOAL MLFD MoE MLGHEP MCDMCH MFP NFNC Districts Communities NGOs Religious leaders Private Sector UN and BilateralsG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  14. 14. 1ST 1,000 MOST CRITICAL DAYS SECTOR INVOLVEMENT MoH MA&L MoE MLGE P MCDMCH NFNC Districts Communities NGOs community leaders Private Sector UN and Bilaterals National Food and Nutrition Strategic PlanG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  15. 15. NFNSP SECTOR INVOLVEMENT MoH MOAL MLFD MoE MLGH MCDMCH MFP National Food and Nutrition StrategicG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  16. 16. MULTI SECTOR ACTION ONTHE 1ST 1,000 MOST CRITICALDAYS TO PREVENT STUNTINGWILL BRING A “HUMAN FACE”TO THE NATIONAL FOOD ANDNUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN
  17. 17. 1,000 CRITICAL DAYS: HOW TO SUCCEED  Actively involve, and gain the cooperation and ownership of all sectors, allies and the private sector.  Understand what each Ministry can “own” and what each Ministry can support.  Use “overlay” approach – strengthen & expand intervention programmes  Develop a cross sector approach with strong emphasis on district level management and community participation • Community Level Pocket Guide to ”1,000 Critical Days” by and for all sectors • Sharing across sectors of key information and “how tos” relevant to preventing stunting.G. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  18. 18. 1,000 CRITICAL DAYS: HOW TO SUCCEED – Develop a 1,000 Critical Days dynamic monitoring display system – Involve the private sector as allies – Remember -- Everyone has a family – everyone and every organization can “actively participate and endorse 1st 1000 Most Critical Days.G. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  19. 19. WHAT NEXT??WHICH WAYFORWARD??
  20. 20. WAY FORWARD FOR THE NFNSP AND 1ST 1000 MOST CRITICAL DAYS. Launching by high portfolio office/s - tentatively by June/July 2012 Printing and dissemination widely /at all levels. Develop business plan for other strategic areasG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  21. 21. WAY FORWARD FOR THE NFNSP AND 1ST 1000 MOST CRITICAL DAYS. What next with 1st 1000 MCDs Programme Finalization by May /June 2012 Lobbying more partners to buy in. Put in place funding mechanism Launching alongside NFNSP – June/July 2012 Strengthen multi-stakeholder platformG. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  22. 22. WAY FORWARD WITH NFNSP AND 1ST 1000 MOST CRITICAL DAYS.  How will the 1st 1000 MCDs programme be operationalized?  Phased approach  1st year detailed implementation plan &will involve :  strengthening capacities for coordination (MSP), implementation (key ministries, NGOs and CSOs)  Building systems for scaling up  Logistical procurements  2nd and 3rd year scaling up based on lessons from year 1G. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com
  23. 23. For each child’s 1ST 1,000 Most Critical Days….. “Let us work together to light a new candle for every Zambian Child to celebrate proper growth and development at their second birthday.”G. Gleason, Ph.D gary.gleason@gmail.com

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