New tool to forecast malnutrition-related vulnerabilities

By Sam Otieno, Stephanie Achieng’ [NAIROBI] A new online tool to help decision-makers take early action to resolve problems that cause high levels of malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa has been launched. The tool known as Nutrition Early Warning System (NEWS) will be in use by the end of this year in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia and …

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In South Africa childhood hunger and obesity live side by side

Candice Christie, Rhodes University There is a bizarre paradox at work in South Africa: children are either going hungry or are eating too much of the wrong foods. This means that over and under nutrition co-exist. Both phenomena are extremely harmful for children’s physical and mental development and long term health. The two “extremes” both …

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