Delegates from 22 African Countries converged at Lusaka’s Golf View Hotel for a Stakeholder Engagement meeting on a Master of Applied Human Nutrition and Nuclear Techniques Curriculum hosted by TDRC on behalf of the Zambian Government.
The meeting was called to validate the curriculum in readiness for its launch in Ghana and Morrocoo next year.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Lackson Kasonka in his speech read by Dr. Alex Makupe said the use of stable isotope techniques to design and evaluate interventions to address all forms of malnutrition is highly commendable. “Isotope techniques will be invaluable in the tracking of global targets on exclusive breast-feeding, childhood obesity and anaemia among women”. Said Dr. Kasonka.
Permanent Secretary commended TDRC for hosting the high-level regional stakeholder meeting on behalf of the Zambian government and for advocating for the use isotope techniques for health research and assessment in the country.
The meeting has been sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) within the framework of the IAEA regional AFRA project RAF6059 ‘Building Capacity to Use Stable Isotope Techniques to Improve Micronutrient Status Among Children’.