Nutritionists Concerned Over MICS Results On Minimum Acceptable Diet

NUTRITION advocates on Friday expressed reservations over what they feel could be a misrepresentation of reality on the Minimum Acceptable Diet (MAD) results produced in the latest Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). By Kuda Pembere A nutritionally acceptable MAD takes into account that children should consume at least four of the seven food groups. Minimum Acceptable diet defined by WHO as is the proportion of children 6–23 months of age who receive a minimum acceptable diet (both minimum dietary diversity and the minimum meal frequency) during the previous 24 hours.…

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US$200 000 Food and Nutrition Boost For Tongogara Refugees

THE Republic of Korea has donated an amount to the tune of US$200 000 to support critical food and nutrition needs for at least 14 000 refugees of Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC). By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the official handover ceremony of the financial facility, World Food Program (WFP) Country Representative Mr Eddie Rowe said the gesture by the Korean government would improve the daily food requirements of refugees at a time when the country was experiencing high demand for food assistance. Refugee populations around the world are one of…

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Operations Of Hope Targets Bumper Facial Reconstruction Surgeries In Zim

THE all  Volunteer US and Canadian Surgical team, OPERATION OF HOPE  aims to conduct not less than 90 free facial reconstructive surgeries in Zimbabwe in May 2020 as the organisation marks 31 years of reviving hope and putting smiles  on faces around the globe. By Michael Gwarisa The may visit also marks  the organsation’s  26th surgical mission to Zimbabwe. Since 2006, they have performed more than 5,000 free cleft surgeries for children and adults in Zimbabwe, alone.  This year more than 90 children and adults are targeted for a free facial reconstructive surgery at …

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