Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:Octubre 2013
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:National Ad Hoc Committee to Combat Malnutrition
Country nutrition status
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
- Increasing the contribution from the Government and partners, including the private sector and innovative finance, and tracking budget lines.
- Improving the anchoring of nutrition coordination within the Office of the President and following up on the decree establishing a National Council to Combat Malnutrition (CNLM).
- Establishing SUN networks, in particular the SUN Academia Network.
- Implementing the various nutrition programmes.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The Congo has a National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security (PNSAN), an operational action plan and strategic framework to tackle malnutrition in the country by 2025 and an action plan for micronutrient fortification for the 2016–2020 period. Overall, the Congo is on track to achieve its key national nutrition goals, thanks to the tools it has in place, for which funding still needs to be secured. During 2021, some planned actions were not carried out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, the Congo successfully organized the workshop to launch and adopt the third phase (2021–2025) of the SUN Strategy, to which it aligned its national nutrition activities. Budget lines for tackling malnutrition are included in the National Development Plan 2018–2022. High-level advocacy is planned in 2022 to support the preparation of legislation on nutrition and the allocation of sustainable finance and budget lines for nutrition.
Technical assistance is required to develop a national nutrition costing study.
The decree establishing national coordination is awaiting signature and aims to improve the anchoring of nutrition coordination within the Office of the President in the next few years. The SUN Civil Society Network (Congolese Platform to Combat Malnutrition), the SUN Parliamentarian Network and the SUN Private Sector Network were all launched in 2021. Technical assistance will be needed to set up a database and archives and to improve epidemiological surveillance.