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Zambia’s CSO-SUN Alliance Recognizes Champions at Nutrition Award Event

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The CSO-SUN Alliance in Zambia held an awards event for nutrition champions in Lusaka on December 20, 2013 to recognize the Vice President, the First Lady, five parliamentarians, and the media for their contribution to nutrition progress in Zambia. The Minister of Health was invited to participate as the event’s guest of honor. 

The nutrition awards, which support broader efforts to raise the profile of nutrition, were conducted in collaboration with Save the Children. Members of the business community including banks and food manufacturers (in the hope to further engage them on nutrition issues in the country in 2014) were invited to attend the event as well as CSOs, media houses and donors.

Following the event, the Vice President has agreed to meet with the CSO-SUN Alliance to discuss ways in which he can champion nutrition as a central goal for the post-2015 development agenda.

“The awards were really great! They attracted a lot of attention from top government officials, especially as we were awarding the Vice President and the First lady. The Minister of Health officiated; he was joined by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information. We had a great event.” William Chilufya

Media Coverage

Post Online: (20 Dec 2013) Undernutrition a violation of child rights – CSO SUN

Lusaka Times (19 Dec 2013) First Lady and Vice President to be to be awarded

All Africa (23 Dec 2013) Zambia: Cso-Sun Upbeat Over Fight Against Malnutrition in Children

Lusaka Voice (22 Dec 2013) Scott and Kaseba both win awards

QFM Radio Blog (22 Dec 2013) Govt committed to fight malnutrition – Dr. Kasonde

Zambia Daily Mail Blog (22 Dec 2013) Daily Mail wins award

Speeches

Hon. Minister of Health, Dr. Joseph Kasonde, MP

William Chilufya, Coordinator of Zambia CSO-SUN Alliance

Mutale Wakunuma, Vice Chairperson Zambia CSO – SUN Alliance

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