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Regional states told to scale up nutrition

Published on July 09, 2015

The Global National Report which was recently launched in East Africa concludes that malnutrition has severe consequences on the survival and lifelong mental and physical abilities of individuals and also on national economies. 

East African Community (EAC) governments are expected  to increase commitment and accountability for nutrition.

Christine Muyama the National Coordinator Uganda Scaling Up Nutrition, said  under-nutrition levels lower Uganda’s GDP by 5.6% and Uganda is one of the 47 countries in the world that have overlapping under-five stunting, anemia in women of reproductive age and overweight adults. These are findings were made by the international children’s agency, UNICEF, WHO and World Bank. Read more. Source | East African Business Week