Working with Nutrition. A comparative study of the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre and the National Nutrition Unit of Zimbabwe
Jerker Carlsson , Suraiya Ismail , Jessica Jitta , Estifanos Tekle
Tanzania and Zimbabwe have for a long time placed a high priority on the improvement of their peoples nutrition. The development strategies of both countries early on recognised the direct link between nutrition, health and the capacity for development. Sweden became involved in co-operation with national nutrition programmes almost from the beginning in both countries. The co-operation with Tanzania focused on the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) which was established in 1973. The co-operation with Zimbabwe dates from the time of independence in 1980 and focused on the Ministry of Health and the National Nutrition Unit (NNU). Over 20 years of co-operation to the TFNC and some 18 years of co-operation to the NNU will be terminated in 1999.