On 3 December 2013, the Union of the Comoros joined the SUN Movement with a letter of commitment from HE Ikililou Dhoinine, the President of Comoros. At the time, the Government of Comoros had developed a national policy on food and nutrition that was awaiting adoption by the National Assembly.

Strategic Processes for Scaling Up Nutrition

A multi-sectoral interim committee on good nutrition governance has been established, with the establishment of a multi-sectoral platform and the launching of the SUN Movement within its terms of reference. This interim committee is chaired by the civil society representative, the President of a Comorian Consumer Federation (CCF), and co-chaired by the interim SUN focal point. The committee is made up of representatives from several ministries (health, solidarity, social cohesion and gender promotion; agriculture and production; education; commerce; and jobs, work, professional training and female entrepreneurship), from the plan’s general commission, the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Fishing and the Environment (INRAPE) and various partners (UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA).

The interim committee prepared the draft decree for the formal application of the multi-sectoral platform on good governance of nutrition, which is to be signed by the national authorities. The First Lady, who is the ambassador of the SUN Movement in the Comoros, heads up the multisectoral aspect of nutrition.

Last updated: October 2015

The Union of Comoros has high hopes for its ability to improve nutrition data collection and is looking to strengthen in-country dialogue on multi-sectoral indicators as part of its involvement in the SUN Movement. As regards the process for data on budget allocations, support for the process would be welcome.

A community-based nutrition project under a project entitled: Social Security Nets is financed by the World Bank for a fouryear period (2015-2019) and signed by both the government and the World Bank. The amount allocated to the project is USD one million.

Last updated: October 2015

Mobilisation of resources for the national nutrition governance plan in the Comoros is a priority for 2015. Consequently, once the multi-sectoral platform is operational, an exceptional budget allocation will be made available in 2015 on the understanding that a budget line will be included from 2016.

Last updated: October 2015

Key Figures

Under Five Stunting 32.1%
Low Birth Weight -
0-5 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding 12.1%
Under Five Wasting 11.1%
Under Five Overweight 10.9%
Woman Anaemia 15-49 years 30.8%

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SUN Government Focal Point

  • Docteur Abdallah Ahmadi
  • Ministry of Health, Solidarity, Social Cohesion, Gender Promotion in the office of the Vice President

Donor Conveners

  • TBC