Malnutrition Compromise Africa’s Growth

African leaders and development officials warn that poorly-fed children rob Africa of up to 16 percent of Africa’s potential growth

African leaders and development officials say that poorly-fed children rob Africa of up to 16 percent of its potential growth, making investment in programmes to end malnutrition as critical to the continent's future as building bridges and roads.
 
According to World Bank and United Nations reports, almost half all child deaths in Africa are caused by inadequate food and it is the underlying cause of many diseases, yet approaches to tackling health and child nutrition are disjointed and uncoordinated, limiting their impact.
 
Meanwhile, World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, at an event on the sidelines of the United States-Africa Leaders Summit, explained that, "Every child stunted is GDP [gross domestic product] growth that is left on the table."
 
To read the article titled, “Child malnutrition stalls Africa growth,” click here.

Source: 
News 24

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