Reducing mineral micronutrient deficiencies in Zimbabwe

How can we translate research findings into action?


Lead researcher: Professor Martin Broadley

Mineral micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs) are a global challenge affecting growth, development, health and livelihoods of more than 2 billion people worldwide. Women and children are particularly at risk of not have access to sufficient nutrient-rich foods, including due to unequal access within the home. 

This project translates lessons learned from the GeoNutrition programme to reduce mineral MNDs. Focusing on Zimbabwe, where more than 50% of the population are affected by MNDs, this project is supporting the co-design of a national surveillance programme to establish the baseline MNDs in Zimbabwe. The project also focuses on strengthening research capacity within Zimbabwean research institutions to support future efforts to test policy interventions and other innovations which are aimed at alleviating MNDs

This project is funded by GCRF



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