Christine Muyama of Uganda – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion
Christine Muyama has always been passionate about children’s wellbeing. From a young age she wanted to be a doctor and later went on to study nutrition at University. It was during a study trip to a health centre in Northern Uganda that Christine first encountered the devastating effects of malnutrition on children.
This experience continues to inspire Christine to this day. She is now the Nutrition Programmes Officer at the Graca Machel Trust. In this role she supports civil society alliances in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania to lobby leaders to prioritise nutrition at the national, district and community levels.
Continue reading Christine’s inspiring story at Transform Nutrition
Transform Nutrition Champions
This follows a first round of Nutrition Champions in 2013, awarded by Ellen Piwoz from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the 2013 SUN Movement Global Gathering. In 2016, Transform Nutrition in partnership with Save the Children, announced ten individuals as the 2016 Transform Nutrition Champions. These individuals have been recognised for their significant success in transforming thinking or action in nutrition. The 2016 Transform Nutrition Champions are Basanta Kumar Kar of Bangladesh and India, Christina Muyama of Uganda, Christopher Dube of Zambia, Debjeet Sarangi of India, Frealem Shibabaw of Ethiopia, Manaan Mumma of Kenya, Neerja Chowdhury of India, San San Myint of Myanmar, V. Ramani of India and William Chilufya of Zambia. Read their inspiring stories at Transform Nutrition
Learn about the 2013 Transform Nutrition Champions Luis Enrique Monterroso of Guatemala, Banda Ndiaye of Senegal and Terry Wefwafwa of Kenya.
In the video below, Nick Nisbett (Institute of Development Studies) and Marie Rumsby (Save the Children) discuss the Transform Nutrition Champions 2016 initiative.