Information sourced by FaceofMalawi indicates that former President Dr. Joyce Banda has been appointed into the board of directors for Canada-based Micro-nutrient Initiative (MI).
Banda has confirmed of the appointment saying she is very grateful for such an honour.
â€śI am joining the MI Board because there is great need in the world for dynamic organizations like MI to help scale up nutrition and because I am impressed by the results MI has achieved on the ground for the worldâ€™s most vulnerable women and children,â€ťsaid Banda.
According to one of the local daily papers in the country [Nation Newspaper], the institution announced the appointment of Banda and Phyllis Costanza, Chief Executive Officer of the UBS Optimus Foundation on Monday.
MIs chairperson Strive Masiyiwa said JB and Phyllis bring a wealth of experience in international development, diplomacy, policy development and business to the board.
MI has been working for more than 20 years to prevent micronutrient malnutrition among the worldâ€™s most vulnerable citizens in developing countries, especially women and children.
It provides more than 75 percent of the vitamin A required in developing countries.
Since 1997, MI has provided more than 8 billion doses of vitamin A to the worldâ€™s most vulnerable, according to information on its website.
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