Undernutrition, Overweight Increase In WHO Africa Region, Report Shows
WHO Regional Office for Africa: WHO’s Africa Nutrition Report highlights an increase in malnutrition in Africa.
“A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched [Thursday] in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight. The report describes the current status in relation to six global nutrition targets that member states have committed to achieve by 2025, and underscores findings from the recently released Global Nutrition Report…” (11/16).