Idara ya Afya na Lishe ya Jamii
The Directorate is in charge of nutrition disorders and instituting interventions for these disorders. It has three sections with the roles distributed as follows:
- Nutrition epidemiology section
In charge in identification of nutrition disorders and diseases
- Community nutrition section
Institutes interventions to the issues identified by the epidemiologists; and
- Dietetics section
Examines the non-communicable diseases which arise from overweight and obesity
Functions of Community Health and Nutrition Department
i.To oversee nutrition situation in Tanzania
ii.To provide technical support in nutrition epidemiology at the Centre
iii.To set up monitoring and evaluation system of nutrition problems and interventions in the country.
iv.To coordinate development of interventions for the prevention of various forms of malnutrition.
v.To provide guidance and technical support for the prevention and management of diet related diseases.
vi.Oversee implementation of interventions related to dietetics.
vii.To strengthening nutrition in the reproductive and child health services in the country
viii.To undertake research in community health and nutrition
ix.To collaborate in nutrition epidemiology with national and International organizations on issues pertaining to nutrition
x.To provide consultancy service on nutrition issues
Projects in the Department
- Prevention of Diet Related Non-Communicable Diseases
- Prevention and control of Anemia
- Prevention of Iodine Deficiencies Disorders
- Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition
- Nutrition and HIV