Ten Steps to address under-nutrition in Zambia

Ten Steps to address under-nutrition in Zambia

The Government in Zambia has a new programme on malnutrition, the 1000 most critical days programme and
child nutrition is increasingly being seen as a priority for government, civil society and the private sector alike.

This brief outlines ten recommendations for the first 100 days for a Successful First 1000 Most Critical Days Programme in Zambia.

The Ten critical steps to address Child Under-nutrition in the country are:

1. Build political will to tackle under-nutrition;
2. Ensure effective high-level national coordination;
3. Increase spending to address the nutrition crisis;
4. Address the serious gaps to ensure adequate human resources at all levels;
5. Create transparent financial mechanisms to protect nutrition funding;
6. Reform existing programmes to increase their effect on nutrition;
7. Provide clear public data and information on emerging evidence and strategy;
8. Ensure effective decentralized coordination at Provincial and District Level;
9. Provide financial incentives to engage the private sector to tackle under nutrition; and
10. Engage Civil Society as a partner in the fight against under-nutrition.