African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition
and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition
targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place
during the 33rd African Union Summit.
Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN)
included the heads of state of Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra
Leone, national ministers of health as well as African Development Bank
President Akinwumi Adesina, head of the African Development Bank.
Leaders acknowledged the scope of the challenge but sounded a note of
optimism. “We can conquer hunger in Africa,” said Madagascar’s
President Andry Rajoelina, one of five African Leaders for Nutrition
champions. “I call on all our partners to continue to work with ...