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Malnutrition in children down 14%, says minister

Published on March 23, 2016

Malnutrition rate in children dropped from 52 per cent in 2005 to 38 per cent presently.

Dr Géraldine Mukeshimana, the Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, said the drop is a result of several initiatives set out by the government to fight malnutrition and hunger.

The minister was briefing journalists in Kigali, yesterday, about the Compact2025 initiative that is aimed at eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2025.

“The government has put more efforts in fighting hunger and malnutrition. This was done by setting up various initiatives like the ‘One Cow Per Poor Family’ programme, One Cup of Milk per Child per day, school feeding programme and establishment of the national grain strategic reserve to ensure we have intervention in case of drought or any other calamity,” Mukeshimana said. Read more. Source | New Times