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Government Action Key To Sustaining Nutrition Promotion Efforts In Africa

Huffington Post: Good news: African Governments are Seriously Stepping Up Their Fight Against Malnutrition
Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

“…At the recent Financing for Development conference held in Addis Ababa on 14-16 July, the government of Ethiopia took the opportunity to reiterate its willingness to break the cycle of poverty and malnutrition. … This is an excellent example of how government action can help shape nutrition policies to promote nutritious foods for the population, and at the same time, effectively engage other stakeholders. … It is impressive to see these African governments leading by example, but we need to keep momentum going. Leveraging these efforts, in order to stimulate commitment from more governments will be essential if we are really serious and committed on the global platform to reach the upcoming sustainable development goals and to keep nutrition high on the development agenda now and in the future” (7/28).

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