MORE RADIO LISTENING GROUPS FORMED IN THE EAST

The National Food and Nutrition Commission have yet again formed eight (8) more new Radio Listening Groups in both Lundazi and Petauke districts in the Eastern Province of Zambia. This was necessitated by the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Project supported by USAID, which has mainly focused on the two districts.

Radio Listening Groups (RLGs) have proved to be one of the most effective communication methods as they are a reliable and important source of information for improving the livelihoods of the community members. A number of RLGs have been formed across the country, especially in the 14 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Phase 1 districts. The RLGs share the knowledge they acquire during the discussions to the rest of the community in order to improve the nutrition status.

The Commission and its cooperating partners intend to increase the number of RLGs across the country as way of increasing knowledge on nutrition and health matters among rural communities of Zambia, thereby reducing malnutrition and stunting levels.

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