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Nutrition
31 May 2011

Hundreds of people including school-going children and UN MDGs Ambassador Marsha Moyo joined the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its global partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM at the end of May to commemorate the annual “End Hunger: Walk the World” event to raise awareness about child hunger.

Nutrition
25 May 2011

In the lead-up to this year's Walk the World event, representatives from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Zambia and the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) visited community schools in Lusaka to raise awareness about nutrition and the importance of a healthy diet among schoolchildren.


25 February 2011

A national symposium entitled “Working Together – Strengthening Collaboration against Human Trafficking” was held in Lusaka in Febrary 2011. It was organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with Women in Law in Southern Africa and the UN Joint Programme against Human Trafficking.

Nutrition
23 February 2011

Activities aimed at mitigating malnutrition among children in Zambia are to be scaled up, following a national nutrition convention held in Livingstone in February. The convention was organized by the National Food and Nutrition Commission with input various players including the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

School Meals
10 January 2011

The Zambian Government's donation of 15,000 metric tonnes of maize to the School Meals programme run by the Ministry of Education and the World Food Programme should help meet the target of feeding 1 million children in 2011.
 

Nutrition
27 December 2010

The Deputy United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, visited the Kamwala Clinic in Lusaka in December to see nutrition and electronic food voucher programmes in operation. These are implemented by the United Nations through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and local NGOs.

School Meals
16 December 2010

Every day thousands of Zambian children go to school hungry because they come from poor homes. This hinders their ability to concentrate and learn. What is even worse is that some children are unable to attend school altogether because they are needed by their families to help with work or to search for food.

Climate Change
22 November 2010

Chibengelele School in Chongwe, Zambia, is an example of the positive results that can be achieved when a dedicated community and visionary school authorities work together. A beneficiary of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) pilot solar lighting programme, the school has flourished into an innovative and environmentally concerned leader in the community.

School Meals
22 November 2010

WFP Zambia is providing school meals to 300,000 children in 829 schools in the country. School meals encourage children from poor households to go to school, stay in class and learn. Meet a 15 year-old pupil, Eliza Sabolo, who has as a result been able to learn and keep her dream of becoming of journalist alive. From 2011, the School Meals programme will be graduated into the Home Grown School Feeding initiative that will feed 1 million children in conjunction with the Zambian Government under the Ministry of Education.

 

Livelihoods
11 October 2010

A retailer redeeming WFP electronic vouchers is opening a large one-stop shop. She says the prospect of regular business from WFP beneficiaries has given her the financial security to plan this new venture.