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When a SUN Country joins the SUN Movement, they are encouraged to nominate a high-level individual who is well placed to unite the nutrition community to be the SUN Government Focal Point. Many SUN Countries have SUN Government Focal Points who are the leaders in challenging cross sectoral and multi-stakeholder environments. They are often at the forefront of elevating nutrition up the national agenda.

The increasingly inter-connected network of SUN Government Focal Points, supported by their multi-stakeholder platforms, is a core reason why the SUN Movement continues to grow as a unique Movement, capable of mobilising for results across all sectors.

Afghanistan
H.E Arsalai Sahib, Director General of the council of Ministers Secretariat
Bangladesh
Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman Khan, Additional Secretary (Public Health & World Health) - Health Services Division - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Benin
Roch L. Mongbo, Secrétaire Permanent du Conseil National de l'Alimentation et de la Nutrition
Botswana
Dr. John C. Moreki, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Technical Services, Ministry of Agriculture
Burkina Faso
Ella Compaoré, Secretariat Technique à L’alimentaion et à la Nutrition, Ministère de la Santé
Burundi
Dr. Célestin Sibomana, Permanent Secretary of the Multistakeholder Platform for Food Security and Nutrition
Cambodia
Silo Sok, Deputy Secretary General Council for Agricultural and Rural Development
Cameroon
NGO SAK Cécile Patricia, Sub-Director for Food and Nutrition, Ministry of Public Health
Central African Republic
Dr Bernard Boua, General Director of Public Health, Ministry of Health (Temporary Focal Point)
Chad
Dr. Mahamat Bechir, Director, Direction de la Nutrition et de la Technologie Alimentaire (DNTA)
Comoros
Thamra Kamar, Directrice de la santé familiale, ministère de la Santé
Congo
Jean-Baptiste ONDAYE, Secrétaire général de la présidence de la RépubliqueFranck Corneille MAMPOUYA-M'BAMA, Conseiller du SGPR Cabinet du Chef de l'Etat (Technical Focal Point)
Costa Rica
Cecilia Gamboa, Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Health Interventions Ministry of Health
Côte d'Ivoire
Emmanuel Koffi Ahoutou, Special Advisor Prime Minister's OfficePatricia Ngoran Theckly - Technical Focal Point, Coordinator National Nutrition Program
El Salvador
Daysi de Marquez, Executive Director, CONASAN (National Council on Food Security and Nutrition)
Eswatini
Rejoice NKAMBULE, Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health
Ethiopia
Dr. Ferew Lemma, Senior Advisor, Office of the First Lady, and Federal Ministry of Health
Gabon
Huges N'GOSSO, National Coordinator for Nutritional Policy,
Ghana
Agyeman Badu Akosa, Profressor National Development and Planning Commission (under the Vice President's office)
Guatemala
Juan Carlos Carías,, Secretary of SESAN (Secretary of Food Security and Nutrition)
Guinea
Dr. Dieney Fadima KABA, National Director of Family Health and Nutrition
Guinea-Bissau
Dra. Isabel Maria Garcia de Almeida,
Haiti
Joseline Marhone Pierre, Director of Nutrition Ministry of Health and Population
Indonesia
Subandi Sardjoko, Deputy Minister for Human Development, Society, and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas)
Kenya
Gladys Mugambi, Director of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health and SUN Government Focal Point
Kyrgyzstan
Minister Choduev Erkinbeck Uraimovi Choduev Erkinbek, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration
Lao PDR
Chandavone PHOXAY, Deputy Director-General, Hygiene-Health Promotion
Lesotho
Tiisetso Elias, Regional Food and Nutrition Coordinating Oĸcer (RFNCO), The Food and Nutrition Coordinating Office (FNCO), Prime Minister's Office
Liberia
Mameni Linga Morlai,, Ministry of Health, Nutrition Division
Madagascar
Lucie SOLOFONIRINA, National Coordinator of the National Nutrition Office
Malawi
Felix Pensulo Phiri, Director of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Ministry of Health
Mali
Djibril BAGAYOKO, Chef de la Cellule de Coordination de la Nutrition
Mauritania
Abbas Sylla,, Directeur Général des Politiques et Stratégies de Développement, Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances
Myanmar
Dr. Soe Oo,, Director General (acting), Department of Public Health Ministry of Health and Sports
Namibia
Ms. Marjorie Van Wyk, Head of the Food and Nutrition Sub-Division Directorate of Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health and Social Services
Nepal
Dr. Kiran Rupakheti,, Division Chief/ Joint Secretary, Good Governance and Social Development Division, National Planning Commission
Niger
Dr. Nassirou Ousmane, Director of Nutrition, Ministry of Health
Nigeria
Dr. Chris Osa Isokpunwu, Deputy Director and Head of Nutrition Division Federal Ministry of Health
Pakistan
Muhammad Aslam Shaheen, Chief of Nutrition, Planning and Development Division, Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning Development & Reform
Papua New Guinea
Mr. Otto Tean, Nutrition Program Management Unit - Department of National Planning and MonitoringMs. Ellen Dogimab, National Nutrition Technical Advisor - National Department of Health (NDOH)
Peru
Ariela Luna, Vice Minister of Policy and Social Evaluation - Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion
Philippines
Maria-Bernardita T. Flores,, Assistant Secretary of Health, Executive Director IV, National Nutrition Council
Rwanda
Mr Alexis Mucumbitsi, Head of Nutrition and Hygiene Department, National Early Childhood Care and Development Program (NECDP), Ministry of Gender and Family promotion
Senegal
Abdoulaye Ka, National Coordinator of the Fight Against Malnutrition Unit (CLM - Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition under the Prime Minister's Office)
Sierra Leone
Aminata Shamit Koroma, Director of Food and Nutrition, Directorate of Food and Nutrition, Ministry of Health and SanitationMohamed Foh, SUN Coordinator in the Office of the Vice-President
Somalia
Mohamed Abdi Farah, Adviser on Social sector for the Prime Minister, and the SUN Focal point for Somalia
South Sudan
Dr. Makur M. Kariom, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health
Sri Lanka
Mr. Nalaka Kaluwewe, Additional Secretary, Presidential Secretariat
Sudan
Isameldin Mohammed Abdallah, Under-Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health
Tajikistan
Dr. Sherali Rahmatulloyev, Ministry of Health and Social Protection of population
Tanzania
Joseph S. Kiraiya, Acting Director of Coordination of Government Business at the Prime Minister’s Office
The Gambia
Modou Cheyassin Phall, Executive Director National Nutrition Agency
Togo
Dr Bouraima Mouawiyatou, Chief of the nutrition department in the Ministry of Health in Togo
Uganda
Maureen Bakunzi, Assistant Commissioner for Policy Implementation and Coordination Office of the Prime Minister
Viet Nam
Le Danh TUYEN, Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Ministry of Health
Yemen
Dr. Mutahar Al-Abbasi, Vice Minister Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation - MOPIC
Zambia
Mr. Musonda Mofu - ad interim, Deputy Executive Director at the National Food and Nutrition Commission
Zimbabwe
George KEMBO, Director, National Food and Nutrition CouncilTatenda MAFUNGO, Assistant IPO, National Food and Nutrition Council (Technical Focal Point)