November 5 - Milan - African leaders gathered at a summit to address the global crisis of malnutrition helped to galvanise US3.4bn including US$640 million in new commitments, organisers said today.

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DAR ES SALAAM, 29 February 2016 – Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) has said that a majority of health practitioners lack awareness on the importance and methods of breastfeeding.

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10 November 2015 - African countries are ill-prepared for El Niño, and children may be hit the hardest, according to the United Nations. As the weather phenomenon takes hold in the region, at least 11 million children in east and southern Africa will be vulnerable to waterborne diseases, shortages of food and water, and developmental problems.

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31 July 2015 - Breastfeeding has both short-term and long-term nutritional benefits for children. Nutrition is central to sustainable development. Good nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child's life is critical for child growth, well being and survival, and future productivity.

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ADDIS ABABA, 14 July 2015 - The African Union Commission launched on Monday July 13th the African Regional Nutrition Strategy (ARNS 2016-2025) a continental roadmap to enhance and promote nutrition in Africa.

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9 octobre 2012 - Toutefois des signes laissent espérer qu’en redoublant d’efforts, l’objectif du Millénaire pour le développement pourra être atteint.

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16 septembre 2012 - Le nombre de décès d’enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans est passé d’environ 12 millions en 1990 à 6,9 millions en 2011.

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6 November 2012 - Images of starving children, epitomised in news coverage from Ethiopia in the 1980s, have given Africa a reputation for famine that does an injustice to the continent’s potential.

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The developing world's progress is seriously lagging on global targets related to food and nutrition, with rates of child and maternal mortality still unacceptably high, says the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2012, released today by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Legislators at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have been urged to push for policy actions and budget initiatives aimed at mitigating malnutrition amongst young children.

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