While many programs to curb malnutrition are being conducted and short term results are seen but sustainable effects is not achieved. The nutrition supplements or additives being prescribed to specific patients remain effective within very restricted time frame due to inconsistent availability and later, due to un-affordability. <b>Strategy to imbibe the element of nutrition within the food which is being taken on daily basis can become the most effective method due to its ‘automatic’ default in-take action.</b>
Initially this program is be implemented in the Ugandan territory, and later to extend to the regional levels.
The in-take of nutrients in the daily used food would ensure automatic consumption. For example, subject to some media publicity and educational seminars; pregnant mothers would know which food to consume, school going children would know what is better for their brain development and likewise rest of the age group would learn the significance of obtaining nutrition without using nutritional supplements separately and yet without incurring an extra serious expenditure.
Quality Parameters & Approvals
Quality Standards to be approval by the local standards bureau, UNBS (Uganda National Bureau of Standards) and by international standards organizations ISO, HACCP in conformity with WHO, UNICEF, WFP.
Widening the Product Range
Subsequently other daily food products like porridge and hygienically prepared Mandazi, Biscuits and food rolls can be included in this program thus widening the scope of nutrition food in the daily intakes.
It is a challenge to keep the costs down and yet to offer ideally nutritional food. However, careful planning from production to deliverance can reduce some of the costs, if not all.
It may so happen that initially some NGOs and aid agencies may have to assist but once the volume of production reaches an optimum level, economies of scale shall keep the costs under control.
Expected Health Results
The automatic in-take of daily usage of food will show its effects and study groups monitoring the effects will publish the results. Education through media and assemblies will inspire the population at large to consume such products which will give them more nutritional values besides hunger satiety.
Added value in the event the State Govt and NGOs arrive
State agencies alongside NGOs may assist in terms of logistics and parting their knowledge and facilities to educate, enlighten the population in learning the values of nutrition in their general wellbeing and encouraging them to consume such foods so enriched. However, Govt can extend some fiscal benefits to schools, hospitals, prisons to encourage such food intakes.
Distribution of the products to be done through UN / USAID and NGO agencies to displaced camps, disaster areas, hospitals, schools, prisons etc. as well as normal commercial channels targeting supermarkets, corporate bodies, and similar such institutions.
Results to be expected
With the production plant for nutritional products, the Maama Care hopes to provide a major contribution to the health and well being of the Ugandan citizens as described in the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan, the Sustainable Development Goals-2 (SDG-2), First 1000 days and cater to neighboring countries suffering from the malnutrition.
- RHEON, Japan
- MIWE, Germany
- VMI, France
- SOREMA, France
- Cooking & Kitchen Equipment
- Packaging/Cold & Freezer Room equipment