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Evidence for Sustainable Human Development Systems in Africa

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Sustainable Development Goal 2 is premised on the notion that everyone should have access to sufficient nutritious food. In sub-Saharan Africa about 220 million people still suffer from hunger, and 36% of children under the age of five years are affected by stunting - a chronic form of under-nutrition defined as inadequate height for age – according to United Nations’ reports. In this context, nutrition is a powerful driver of the sustainable development goals.

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At EVIHDAF we work on programs that seek to improve:

  • Nutrition outcomes particularly during the first 1,000 days (Betwen a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday)
  • Young child feeding practices and nutrition among pre-school and school age children
  • Food security, i.e. “the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”.

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