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Join us in welcoming Gabon as the 58th country to join the SUN Movement!

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Photo credit: U.S. Navy

Photo credit: U.S. Navy

On 21 December 2016, Minister Yves Fernane Manfoumbi of Gabon’s Ministry of Agriculture, Breeding and Rural Development, signed a letter of commitment to join the 57 SUN Countries and 3 Indian States in the SUN Movement, fighting to end malnutrition in all its forms.

Gabon’s experience in fighting malnutrition to date will be of value to share across the SUN Movement. Recent efforts include the opening of a national nutrition centre, regional workshops to implement the recommendations for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and a technical project on Gabon’s national food security and nutrition policy in cooperation with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

Despite these efforts, the Minister stressed in his letter that more needed to be done, particularly with a focus on the first 1000-day window of opportunity from conception to two years of age, as he recognized how malnutrition was a considerable barrier to the socio-economic and environmental development of the country.

View the response letter from SUN Movement Coordinator, Gerda Verburg (en français)

Join us in welcoming Gabon as the 58th country to join the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement!

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  • Kudakwashe Zombe- National Coordinator ZCSOSUNA | Feb 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Warm welcome and congratulations Gabon!!!!!. Everyone is happy to have you on board.