Dr. Mutinta Hambayi Nseluke

Affiliated researcher

Dr Mutinta Hambayi Nseluke is Chief and Head of Nutrition Sensitive Unit in UN World Food Program (WFP) HQ in Rome. She currently leads a team with a global mandate to ensure that WFP builds in nutrition across all its programs “in a measureable” way in support of governments to achieve SGD 2.2. Prior to that, Mutinta served in various roles, levels and countries; as  Nutritionist in war torn Sudan, Regional Nutritionist in Southern Africa, as HIV and Nutrition Advisor WFP HQ Rome, in  Malawi as Project Manager for a WFP proof of concept nutrition project on prevention of stunting. During her career she has contributed to debates on food, nutrition and HIV/AIDS at various platforms.  Mutinta is a certified Public Health Nutritionist with the World Body of Public Health Nutritionists, earning a title of cPHN. She holds a Diploma in Food and nutrition awarded by the University of Zambia, a Master’s Degree in Community Nutrition from Queensland University, Australia. Her PhD dissertation at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, examined the role of diets, child linear growth transitions and maternal education.




Selected publications by Mutinta Hambayi Nseluke


UNU-MERIT