William Chilufya of Zambia – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion
William Chilufya is a civil society advocate with a background in international development and poverty reduction. As a child growing up in the Central Province of Zambia, he remembers how children at school were divided according to their school performance and how children with difficulties were made fun of. William started becoming passionate about nutrition around 2010. This was when he became aware of the 1,000 days window of opportunity and the importance of good nutrition to improve the cognitive development of children. At that time, political will in Zambia to address malnutrition was very weak and there was no civil society voice for nutrition.
Continue reading William’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.