Sudan urges for more investment in nutrition with a new investment case to save lives and drive economic growth
On 10 August 2016, the Sudanese Ministry of Health, the Ministry of International Coorperation, UNICEF and WFP launched the Nutrition Investment Case for Sudan in the capital, Khartoum. It highlights that investing in nutrition provides opportunities to contribute to saving children’s lives, prevent disabilities and accelerate economic development and growth. Speakers stresses that undernutrition undermines short and long-term health, learning capabilities and decreases earning prospects by about 22 per cent.
The investment case for nutrition proposes addressing malnutrition through scaling up a comprehensive package of interventions in health, water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and food security and livelihoods to reduce child mortality and malnutrition as well as improve maternal nutrition. It is designed to contribute to existing national plans in health, nutrition and food security and agriculture, according to the statement by the organising ministries and UN agencies.
Learn more: UNOCHA bulletin.