SD 1 Strategies
a) Expansion and enhancing integration of high impact maternal and child nutrition interventions focusing on the First 1000 Most Critical Days. This will involve development of a nation -wide programme to be designed with broad cross sector and civil society participation and rapid but phased implementation supported by well-designed monitoring and communication support elements.
b) Develop a costed funding strategy seeking resources from multiple sectors, and substantial funds from international sources committed to Scale up Nutrition (SUN).
c) Plan, generate necessary buy-in from leadership, sector ministries and other stakeholders at national and sub national levels and begin implementation of a national “First 1000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP)” to Prevent Stunting in Children Less than two Years of Age.
SD 2 Strategies
a) Promote sustainable production, processing, preservation, storage, consumption and marketing of variety of food crops (especially legumes, vegetables, and fruits), fish, and livestock.
b) Increase production and use of fortified and bio-fortified foods including home fortification to improve micronutrient nutrition.
c) Strengthen Public –Private Partnerships and support for food fortification.
d) Promote and expand micronutrient supplementation innovations to complement food-based approaches for increasing micronutrients availability, accessibility, and utilization.
SD 3 Strategies
a) Finalization and implementation of new national protocols for the management of severe acute malnutrition at hospital, clinic and community levels.
b) Strengthen Community Groups (e.g. Community health workers, Nutrition groups etc.) roles regarding acute malnutrition in children.
c) Increase resources to support community level resources for management of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.
SD 4 Strategies
a) Review, expand , and strengthen school health nutrition programme interventions countrywide.
b) Institutionalize home-grown school feeding program.
c) Strengthen nutrition education in schools.
d) Advocate for the improvement of appropriate water and sanitation facilities in all schools to carter for all learners including those with special needs and girls.
e) Strengthen school feeding and nutrition education.
SD 5 Strategies
a) Develop and provide sustainable water supply and sanitation services in rural, urban and periurban areas.
b) Enhance capacity in effective planning, implementation and monitoring of programmes for water supply and sanitation service delivery.
c) Strengthen human, technical and financial capacity of institutions for improved water supply and sanitation service delivery in the rural, urban and peri-urban areas.
d) Enhance communication and advocacy for improved sanitation and hygiene practices.
SD 6 Strategies
a) Advocacy for mainstreaming of food and nutrition as an integral part of comprehensive HIV management and support for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
b) Strengthen community-clinic linkage on nutrition support for PLHIV and affected families.
c) Strengthening the community HIV programmes nutrition support capacity.
SD 7 Strategies
a) Strengthening nutrition related aspects of non-communicable diseases’ national control programme.
SD 8 Strategies
a) Develop and implement training in key areas of food and nutrition in the context of emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction and response.
SD 9 Strategies
a) Position food and nutrition on the national development agenda.
b) Build institutional and human capacity for the effective delivery of nutrition services, including the design, development and implementation of relevant nutrition programmes, projects and interventions.
c) Establish strategic and operational partnerships and alliances with private, public and civil society organizations in food and nutrition.
SD 10 Strategies
a) Use of evidence based information for nutrition programme design.
b) Strengthen food and nutrition results-oriented monitoring and evaluation system.
SD 11 Strategies
a) Create platforms for information sharing and networking for decision and policy formulation aimed at promoting availability, accessibility and utilization of micronutrient and macronutrient among the public.
b) Increase knowledge and awareness among mothers and other stakeholders in Zambia on the prevention of stunting in children less than two years of age.
c) Advocate for effective implementation of policies that promote food and nutrition component in care, treatment and support services for PLHIV.
d) Advocate for the strengthening of existing policies and their implementation aimed at promoting early identification, treatment and follow-up of acute malnutrition.
e) Advocate for effective implementation of policy that support food and nutrition emergency preparedness and response.
f) Advocate for the development of policies and programmes that promote prevention and control of dietary related NCDs.
g) Promote practices that enhance sustainable availability, accessibility and consumption of a variety of foods at household level.
h) Advocate for improved investment in food and nutrition interventions.