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Recent activities

Validation of a shortened protocol for Dose to Mother Technique of Measuring Breast Milk Intake and the Assumptions in the Calculation of the Breast milk intake.

The National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR) together with the University of Zambia, National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and the Ministry of Health Zambia (MoH) have partnered to collaborate on the project “validation of a shortened protocol for Dose to Mother Technique of Measuring Breast Milk Intake and the Assumptions in the Calculation of the Breast milk intake”. The project is sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) . The project is currently carried in two countries, India and Zambia. In India, the project is carried at St John’s Research and in Zambia at the National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR) in collaboration with the University of Zambia, the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The afore menthioned institutions conducted a study aimed at reviewing, perfecting and simplifying the method to assess breast milk intake and exclusive breastfeeding for use in various settings on 13th to the 15th October 2021, at National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR The purpose of the study is to measure how much breast milk children consume from birth to when they are about two years (0 -2years).

Our Mandate as NISIR

  • Conducting and Promote scientific, technological and Industrial research in Zambia in the fields of food science, engineering, nuclear science, textile technology, biotechnology, energy resources, water resources, industrial chemistry, animal production, material science and natural products.

  • Liaise with other research bodies within bodies within and outside Zambia conducting similar research; co-operate with other organization and institutions of higher learning in training programmes and other matters relevant to research;co-operate and liaise with industry

  • Mobilization financial, technical and other resources for the purpose of carrying out research