Monday, April 29, 2013

FOOD AND NUTRITION WORKSHOP IN KAHAMA.

Towards Scaling up Nutrition in Tanzania 
Scaling up Nutrition is a GLOBAL PRIORITY  and a GLOBAL MOVEMENT that was established in 2010 with the aim of advocating for the scale up of high priority evidence based nutrition interventions.

The Scaling Up Nutrition movement, or SUN, is a global push for action and investment to improve maternal and child nutrition.  SUN helps governments, civil society, businesses, development agencies, international organizations and foundations to synergy their support to communities as they reduce malnutrition – and demonstrate their results. It proposes direct and indirect (across sector) nutrition interventions and encourages partnerships between donors, businesses, CSOs and governments.

HUHESO FOUNDATION CONDUCTED WORKSHOP FOR CAPACITY BUILDING OF KAHAMA DISTRICT LEADERS ABOUT FOOD AND NUTRITION FUNDED BY SAVE THE CHILDREN TANZANIA.

Kahama District NutritionOfficer Mr Elisha Mahungo and Dr Grace Nzagamba were facilitating workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania.

 The participants on the workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania listening to Facilitators.

 The participants on the workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania listening to Facilitators.

 The participants on the workshop of Food and Nutrition at Cartas Kahama Tanzania listening to Facilitators.

 Dr. Grace Nzagamba when she was elaborating things at the workshop.
 Group work how to prepare budget about Food and Nutrition in their Councils.

 The participants got opportunity to measure their weight to determine their BMI

 Participant at the workshop.

 The topics thought seen from the projector.
Some of the participants were taking notes about food and Nutrition.

 Dr Grace Nzagamba elaborating about SUN at the workshop and explain to participants.

 Dr Grace Nzagamba elaborating about SUN at the workshop and explain to participants.

THE CONTEXT OF NNS
Malnutrition remains a problems of public health significance;

Double burden of malnutrition for Tanzania: undernutrition and overnutrition;

Undernutrition low birth weight; stunting, underweight, wasting, VAD, IDDs and anaemia;

Undernutrition affecting mostly infants and young children and women of reproductive age;

Undernutrition more pronounced but overnutrition on the rise;

Meeting objectives of Dev. Vision 2025 and MDGs cooperative;
Economic and social benefits of addressing malnutrition high.

Targets to be achieved by 2015
Focusing on among others:

Reducing prevalence of underweight and stunting in children 0-59 months;

Sustaining low prevalence of wasting in children 0-59 months below 5%;

Sustaining prevalence of BMI<18 .5km="" m="" span="">2 below 10%;

Reducing prevalence of VAD in children 0-59 months;

Reducing anaemia in pregnant women;

Reducing IDD in children 6-12 months;

Increasing Vitamin a supplementation in children 6-59 months and pregnant women;

Increasing coverage of adequately iodized salt.
 
 Executive Director Mr Juma Mwesigwa, (left) discussing with facilitators Mr Elisha Mahungo and Dr Grace Nzagamba.
 Some of the participants were taking notes about food and Nutrition.

 Mr Juma Mwesigwa (left) Executive Director of Huheso Foundation at the workshop room.
 Some of the participants were taking notes about food and Nutrition.

 At breakfast time the participant taking tea and snacks.
 Dr Grace Nzagamba at the workshop room facilitating about food and Nutrition.

 
Dr Grace Nzagamba at the workshop room facilitating about food and Nutrition.