Central Africa is gearing itself up for the follow-up to the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition

The issue of food insecurity and malnutrition affects the health of vulnerable populations, especially children.  This is one of the key outcomes of a sub-regional meeting, held in Libreville, Gabon, from 30 September to 2 October 2015.

This event takes place within the framework of the follow-up of the implementation of the recommendations made during the International Conference on Nutrition held in Rome in November 2014. It is organized by the Sub-regional Office for Central Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

In the current context, African countries have to step up their efforts because “despite the strides made in the fight against malnutrition, progress has been insufficient and uneven. Malnutrition remains one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality on the continent,” said Prof. George Ki-Zerbo, WHO Inter Country Support Team Coordinator for Central Africa (IST / CA).

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