Devex Interviews WHO Expert On Nutrition In Africa; New Regional Strategic Plan Aims To Address Issue
Devex: Q&A: Africa’s new nutrition strategy
“Africa is struggling with not only a rise in undernutrition but also in obesity, leading to escalating rates of diet-related noncommunicable diseases. … In August, at the WHO Regional Committee Meeting for Africa in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, health ministers from across the continent adopted a new strategic plan to tackle these issues. Devex spoke with Dr. Adelheid Onyango, regional adviser for nutrition at the WHO Regional Office for Africa about the new strategy’s focus on strengthening policies and regulatory frameworks around nutrition, as well as sensitizing the population on healthy diets…” (Jerving, 9/4).