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Fortified Sugar Finally In

BLANTYRE: Malawians will from April this year start consuming sugar enriched with Vitamin A, Office of the President and Cabinet responsible for HIV and Nutrition has confirmed.

Principle secretary Dr. Mary Shaba told zodiak online on Thursday that all is set for Illovo Sugar Company to start supplying the fortified sugar.

The Malawi government will be contributing three million kwacha on sugar fortification every year before Illovo Sugar Company takes over all expenses after three years.

It is believed that that the initiative improves nutrition status of people such as pregnant women, under five children and others with health problems.

“One of the products that have already been fortified is Likuni Phala, Maize flour and cooking oil,” says Dr. Shaba

The department of HIV and Nutrition in OPC has since said will soon intensify consumer civic education on the significance of consuming fortified products and how to identify them.—Zodiak Online

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