Gap Fill - Malnutrition - Level 6


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A new shows that no country in Africa will meet set to end d malnutrition by the year 2030. That was set by the United Nations in 2015 as a Sustainable Development Goal. The UN adopted a of goals, "to end poverty, protect the and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable agenda". The new report is published in the journal Nature. It identifies poor child nutrition and low of education across 51 African countries. These were key factors in countries battling to provide children with food. Researcher Simon Hay said the goal of ending childhood malnutrition was always an "aspirational" target. He said: "This is very, very far away."

There was some good in the report. It highlighted the fact that many African nations, including Ghana and Nigeria, have shown signs of in childhood development since the year 2000. However, it is a different for countries like Chad, Central African Republic and Eritrea. The report indicates that malnutrition remained " high" in 14 countries between Senegal in the and Somalia in the east. Many of these countries have experienced war, and mass migration, all of which have put strains on health and agriculture. One researcher said considerable was needed in health and infrastructure in to address "serious ".

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