Global nutrition report 2015 - Africa-Brief

Global nutrition report 2015 - Africa-Brief

This brief draws on data from the Global Nutrition Report 2015. It provides a snapshot of the current status of malnutrition in Africa and identifies actions for accelerating progress in the continent.

Actions for accelerating progress in Africa are:

  • First, the political environment for malnutrition reduction has to be generated.
  • Second, high-impact nutrition interventions need to reach more people.
  • Third, sectors that are supportive of nutrition improvement must become active drivers of it.
  • Fourth, policies to create healthy food environments need to be implemented.
  • Fifth, more funding is needed to scale up nutrition actions.
  • Sixth, new partners need to be engaged in the fight against malnutrition.
  • Finally, accountability needs to be strengthened to reassure investors and citizens alike that efforts will have a positive impact on nutrition status.