- Job type: Full time
- Open to: All Tanzanians
- Open date: 18th October 2021
- Closing date: 31st October 2021
In Tanzania, nutrition activities were initiated by the Ministry of Health in the 1950s based on reports showing an increase in the number of deaths, an increase in various diseases, the occurrence of hunger and the presence of other stimulants that contributed to sustainable growth. Significant efforts were made to combat all conditions, such as the deterioration of the health status of certain groups of people. In addition, a cross-sectoral co-operation system was implemented and led to the development of the establishment of a cross-sectoral Advisory Committee whose main objective was to provide advice on various nutrition issues.
After independence, a major political contribution to nutrition was instrumental in developing nutritional activities in the country. In 1963, Hon. President Julius K. Nyerere announced the Government’s role in fighting malnutrition. This led to the establishment of the first nutrition school in 1966, which focused on capacity building for nurses, agricultural welfare officers, social welfare officers and teachers. The Arusha Declaration adopted in 1967 came to emphasize the struggle against sustainability for special groups at all levels. Thus these efforts led to various departments engaged in nutritional activities, and a sign of responsible interaction began to appear.
By that logic, much of the nutritional work was done without the institution having the legal authority to direct and regulate nutrition issues. This situation led to the idea of establishing an independent Institute for Food and Nutrition to coordinate all food and nutrition activities, an idea that was supported by many people in the country who were engaged in nutrition activities. Thus a team was formed under the supervision of SIDA tasked with creating the structure of the institution, the team completed its work in 1972 where it recommended more sectors to be involved. The structure was approved and successfully created by the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Institute (TCLT) under Act No. 24 of 1973. In 1974 the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Institute was officially launched under the Ministry of Agriculture, later transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister and then the Ministry of Health.
On behalf of the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC), Public Service Recruitment Secretariat invites qualified Tanzanians to fill 1 vacant post mentioned below. 1.0 TANZANIA FOOD AND NUTRITION CENTRE (TFNC) Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. The Centre is responsible for spearheading nutrition activities in the country with the objective of promoting good nutrition.
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