Healthy Food Systems
Winstone Edward Odhiambo
Program Area: Food & Agriculture
Location of Impact: Kenya
Bold Idea: Nourish 500 million women and children in Africa using an innovative technology that fortifies staple flours with micronutrients at the local mill level.
Why I'm Passionate About This: Every day, 16,000 children die because their parents can’t afford healthy diets. Growing up in East Africa, I witnessed the tragic effects of malnutrition on vulnerable populations within my rural community. My work in corporate social responsibility and food technology enterprises for six years showed me that nutritional autonomy is both necessary and possible. By providing access to vital micronutrients in affordable flour, Healthy Food Systems puts us in reach of a world where no child faces blindness, immunity impairment, birth defects, death, or loses their mother in childbirth because of vitamin A or iron deficiency.
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