Gabon

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. At the time, Gabon had opened a national nutrition centre, undertaken regional workshops to implement the recommendations for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and begun a technical project on Gabon’s national food security and nutrition policy in cooperation with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).  In his letter, the Minister stressed 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.

Bringing people together
0% 2016

Bringing people together

Coherent policy and legal framework
0% 2016

Coherent policy and legal framework

Aligning programs around a Common Results Framework
0% 2016

Aligning programs around a Common Results Framework

Financial tracking and resource mobilization
0% 2016

Financial tracking and resource mobilization

TOTAL
0% 2016

TOTAL

17.5%

Under Five Stunting

14%

Low Birth Weight

6%

0-5 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding

3.4%

Under Five Wasting

7.7%

Under Five Overweight

51%

Woman Anaemia 15-49 years

12%

Adult Blood Glucose (Diabetes)

44.8%

Adult Overweight

17.6%

Adult Obesity

The multi-stakeholder Food and Nutrition Security (PMMSAN) platform was set up in 2016 and meets monthly, comprising about 60 members from the public sector, including education, research, social affairs, parliamentarian affairs, communication, mining, water and forestry, finance and the economy. the research community, business. Civil society, UN agencies (FAO, WHO and UNICEF) and the private sector also represented in the multi-stakeholder platform (MSP). The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock ensure the MSP is well-coordinated with an interim focal point who is in charge of the Ministry of Health programme “GRAINE”.

Last updated: November 2017

On 17 May 2017, the new national policy on nutrition and food security (PNSAN) was launched in Libreville. This policy aims to ensure all women, men and their families experience food security by 2025, through harnessing public-private partnerships. A decree on breastfeeding protection and marketing regulations on substitutes and baby food production, in addition to salt iodisation legislation are in place, although not as yet put into practice. Gabon does, however, have a newborn and infant child feeding strategy (ANJE) and a health development national plan (PNDS) for 2017-2021.

Last updated: November 2017

Several nutrition-related programmes are implemented by the Ministries of Health, Social Welfare, Agriculture, Education or Trade, or through health extension systems or local boards of directors, with the support of donors and civil society, including, for example, UNICEF, WFP, FAO, World Bank, CARE, World Vision, Canada, Germany and Unilever.

Last updated: November 2017

Under development.

SUN Government Focal Point

SUN Government Focal Point

Huges N'GOSSO
National Coordinator for Nutritional Policy


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