We can overcome undernutrition: Case study Zimbabwe

We can overcome undernutrition: Case study Zimbabwe

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Despite the attention raised through the first global International Conference on Nutrition (ICN) in 1992, the prevalence of stunting in Zimbabwe deteriorated from the early 1990s through until 2009. This has been a turbulent period in Zimbabwe’s history characterised by economic decline, rampant inflation and food shortages. Today, despite some very recent improvements, the level of stunting still affects more than one in four children, but with population growth, this affects many more children than it did in 1992. Today, fewer than one in five Zimbabwean children at the critical age of 6 to 23 months receive a minimum acceptable diet and nearly one in two rural households lacks access to a toilet
facility leading to poor sanitary conditions.

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