The cost of children’s malnutrition for the economy of Mali
The economy of Mali is losing 265 billion CFA francs (USD 450 million) – more than 4 percent of annual GDP – to the effects of child undernutrition, a multi-agency study has found. The Cost of Hunger in Mali (COHA), blames the losses on increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the education system and, further down the line, reduced workforce productivity.
Did you know that malnutrition weighs heavily on a country’s economy? #Mali‘s Ministry of Finance officially launched the results of the cost of hunger study in Mali, which calculated a loss of 266 billion CFA a year due to child malnutrition. This is more than 4% of GDP ! #COHA pic.twitter.com/AKYfCLwHsU
— WFP West Africa (@WFP_WAfrica) June 30, 2018