Uneven Growing Pains

No African country is on course to meet the UN’s 2030 deadline for ending malnutrition, found a robust study that sheds new light onto variations within countries.

The research, published in Nature, comes as officials are questioning “the value of international aid and what it brings,” says senior author Simon Hay.

Ghana and Nigeria showed improvements in stunting and wasting since 2000, but malnutrition was stubbornly high in 14 countries across the continent.

In a foreword, Kofi Annan praised Senegal’s progress and called for more malnutrition data: “If you can’t see it, you can’t solve it,” he wrote.

The Guardian

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