San San Myint of Myanmar – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion
Throughout her career working on health programmes in several countries in Africa and Asia, SanSan Myint, a medical doctor by training and currently the head of the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund in Myanmar, became increasingly aware of the nutrition issues faced by the population groups she worked with.
So she decided to focus on nutrition, first by pushing for nutrition interventions in the health programmes she was involved in and later by becoming the coordinator for the Civil Society Alliance for Scaling up Nutrition (SUN CSA) in Myanmar while at Save the Children.
Continue reading San San’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.