Christopher Dube of Zambia – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion
Being a medical doctor, Dr Christopher Dube has always been interested in nutrition and the wellbeing of children. But it was when he started working on the concept of the Mumbwa District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) – an initiative initially supported by Concern Worldwide as part of its Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project – that his passion for the subject intensified.
He has been involved in this initiative from the outset, and has been the chairman of the Mumbwa DNCC since 2012. The main goal of the committee is to coordinate all nutrition-related activities led by key ministries and other stakeholders at the district level. It is hoped this will lead to improvements in nutrition in the communities, especially in children under the age of five.
Continue reading Christopher’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.