Rukwa RC calls for measures to address high stunting rates

RUKWA: RUKWA Regional Commissioner Mr Makongoro Nyerere has challenged leaders and nutritionists to take deliberate actions to address the high prevalence rates of stunting in their region.

He said proper intervention measures would play a vital role in ending malnutrition in the region and directed nutritionists to intensify efforts in fighting malnutrition through different approaches.

“We need collaborative efforts with scientific approaches on ending malnutrition in the region, this is crucial in poverty eradication,” he said during a meeting with district officials and nutrition stakeholders held yesterday in Sumbawanga municipality.

With a 49.8 per cent stunting rate, according to Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator 2022, Rukwa is one of the regions in Tanzania with high under-nutrition rates despite being one of the bread basket regions of Tanzania.

The RC urged them to continue monitoring and making evaluations on the effectiveness of information on nutritional interventions so that appropriate measures are taken. He said proper interventions will play a vital role in ending malnutrition in the Rukwa Region and help to eradicate poverty in the southern zone region.

He further said despite the region being endowed with Lake Tanganyika and Lake Rukwa rich with various species of fish Rukwa is among the regions with the highest prevalence of stunting which stands at 49.8 per cent.

“We should contemplate on the situation and take appropriate actions” emphasised the RC.

On his part, the Rukwa regional nutrition officer, Mussa Mwalemilwe encouraged parents and guardians to provide nutritious food to their children under five years old to curb stunting.

“Concerted efforts are still needed to ensure that hundreds of stunted children in the Rukwa are saved from malnutrition as the rate of stunting among children aged below five years is still high at 48.9 per cent in Rukwa “he explained.

He further explained that Rukwa has conducive weather for the production of both cash and food crops.

“Rukwa has enough food varieties including rice, maize, beans and fishery resources from Lakes Tanganyika and Rukwa with numerous satellite lakes Food availability is not a problem at all. What is needed is to educate families on the best food varieties to eat daily” emphasized the expert.

The Sumbawanga municipal council mayor, Justine Maliwasa urged nutritionists, to intensify efforts in fighting malnutrition through different approaches. He also urged them to continue monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of information on nutritional interventions so that appropriate measures are taken.

The regions with the highest prevalence of stunting above the national rate include Iringa (56.9 per cent) Njombe (50.4 per cent), Rukwa (49.8 per cent), Geita (38.6 per cent) Ruvuma (35.6 per cent), Kagera (34.3 per cent), Simiyu (33.2 per cent), Tabora (33.1 per cent), Katavi (32.2 per cent), Manyara (32 per cent), Songwe (31.9 per cent) and Mbeya (31.5 per cent).

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