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Comoros: Creation of a national platform to fight against malnutrition among children in low Ageles

Comorian authorities in partnership with Unicef, the PAM, FAO and OMS* have on Wednesday and Thursday organised a workshop on malnutrition prevailing in the heart of the archipelago and means of governance to deal with this problem in the wake of the formal establishment of a national platform of struggle.

The first lady of Comoros, Hadidja Aboubacar, and Ambassador of the SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) movement that raises awareness of global malnutrition of children, pregnant women and those who breast-feed recalled the worrying situation of the archipelago on the subject.
"One on three children from 6 to 59 months suffering from chronic malnutrition and 11.1% in this same age group suffer from acute malnutrition and 15% are underweight", has put forward the first lady of the Comoros.
"Chronic malnutrition and acute malnutrition remain public health problems in the Comoros... Severe acute malnutrition is one of the main causes of mortality of children less than five years," also insisted Hadidja Aboubacar, as reported by the Comorian newspaper Alwatwan.
As a reminder, according to a global report on hunger published by the international Institute of research on food policy (IFPRI), the Comoros are positioned among the three countries, alongside Eritrea and Burundi, where "the level of hunger is extremely worrying, with a negative impact on the socio-economic development of this country".

* UNICEF Humanitarian Association for the survival and protection of children
WFP World Food Program
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture
WHO World Health Organization

Anli Saendou

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