Traditional, religious and political leaders in Mangochi have been urged to be vigilant and support nutrition enhancing interventions for the benefit of children, mothers and the entire community.
Member of Mangochi district nutrition coordinating committee Mary Kamanga said this on Thursday at Chilipa Primary School ground in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chilipa during the launch of Support for Nutrition Improvement Component (Snic) in the area.
She said local leaders have an important role to play in supporting scaling up of nutrition activities by, among others, creating an enabling environment for volunteers to operate freely in their communities.
T/A Chilipa, who was also guest of honour during the launch, expressed gratitude that Chilipa was among the few areas to benefit from the nutrition interventions in the first phase. Other five T/As in the first phase of the programme include Chimwala, Makanjira, Mponda, Lulanga and Chowe.
Snic is a government initiative with financial support from the World Bank through Save the Children United States of America(USA).