Manaan Mumma of Kenya – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion
After training as a nutritionist, Manaan Mumma started her career working in maternal and infant nutrition. Working at the community level was a turning point for Manaan who witnessed how children suffering from acute malnutrition could recover when simple solutions, in the hands of community health workers, were applied.
Later in her career she came across a case that really affected her. David was a three year old orphan who was brought to the mission in Laikipia by his grandmother because he was severely malnourished. He had never walked or talked and only weighed about 6kg. Six months later his condition had improved drastically thanks to the nutrition programme he was enrolled in.
Continue reading Manaan’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.