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La Coordinadora del Movimiento SUN aboga por la desnutrición en su visita a Madagascar

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Del 7 al 8 de mayo de 2017, el Coordinador del Movimiento SUN, junto con una delegación de la Secretaría del Movimiento SUN, visitó Madagascar para reflexionar sobre los avances realizados y el camino por recorrer en la lucha contra la malnutrición. Madagascar tiene uno de los índices más altos de retraso en la infancia en el mundo – Más de la mitad de los niños están crónicamente desnutridos. Para luchar contra esto, Madagascar ha tenido un compromiso de alto nivel de alto nivel para abordar la desnutrición y es un madrugador en el Movimiento SUN, uniéndose al 28 de febrero de 2012 con una carta de compromiso de Jean François, el Coordinador Nacional de la Oficina de Nutrición en el momento.


The visit of the Coordinator of the SUN movement to Madagascar is a great honor to all those who are working to eradicate the scourge of malnutrition,»

Ambinintsoa Raveloharison, National Coordinator of the National Office for Nutrition (ONN) and SUN Government Focal Point.


The National Office for Nutrition (ONN) is mandated to monitor the implementation of the national nutrition policy in an inclusive manner and its position under the Prime Minister office puts it in a very good institutional space to coordinate and monitor the contribution of various sectors to nutrition.

Ambinintsoa Andriamboahangy Raveloharison, the current National Coordinator of the National Office for Nutrition and SUN Government Focal Point along with the United Nations Country Team were integral in making the visit a success. The visit included meetings with high-level policy makers, an inauguration of a community nutrition site in Loansy, and a multi-stakeholder platform meeting where the delegation had the opportunity to speak with each network established in Madagascar including newly created business network «Anjaramasoandro». The timely visit came just days ahead of the launch of the Nutrition Investment Plan for Madagascar and the third National Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2021.


The President recognises that malnutrition is costing the country nearly 15% of GDP. He has shown a strong willingness to ensure the government and partners act to ensure the improvement of nutrition of the people of Madagascar.

Gerda Verburg, Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator.


The visit culminated with a press briefing attending by many journalists interested in the topic of malnutrition, Media coverage is playing an important role in shifting the dialogue on malnutrition from acute malnutrition, which plagues the southern drought prone areas of the country, to chronic malnutrition which has an impact across the nation and threatens the brain development of children and their future prospects. This associated cost is estimated to represent 14.5% of GDP, according to the Cost of Hunger Study launched by the UN Secretary General in 2016.

Learn more: UN MadagascarMadagascar TodayMidi MadagasikaraL’express MadaUNICEF MadaLa Presidence Madagascar RFI AfriqueLe GriotAxadleOrangeCamerpostLa GazetteTriatra.

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