Malnutrition Control (UNICEF/ Senegal) -
  • WFP launches nutritional assistance campaign in Mauritania
    07 june 2012 21:35:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday launched an additional food programme for 30,000 children from 6 to 24 months in Mauritania to prevent malnutrition, according to a statement from the UN agency made available to PANA. Full text...

  • Experts brainstorm on food security in West Africa
    04 june 2012 14:57:00
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Kossi Messan Ewovor, has called on all stakeholders to put in place the necessary mechanism for strengthening food security through resource mobilization and support for agricultural investment programmes in West Africa. Full text...

  • AGRA to help implement new G8 Global Partnership Initiative on Food Security
    23 may 2012 13:52:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been given a key role in the G8’s next phase of a shared commitment to achieve global food security, the Alliance said in a statement made available to PANA here. Full text...

  • AGRA to help implement new G8 Global partnership initiative on food security
    22 may 2012 14:29:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been given a key role in the G8’s next phase of shared commitment to achieve global food security, according to a statement from the Alliance which was received here Tuesday by PANA. Full text...

  • Obama, Kaberuka, others launch New Alliance for Food Security, Nutrition
    18 may 2012 19:26:38
    Washington, US (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, Friday joined US President Barack Obama, several African heads of state and leaders from the public and private sectors in Washington for the launch of a new initiative that aims to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth. Full text...

  • Ethiopian region to suffer food insecurity after poor rains
    14 may 2012 18:40:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The delay in long rains in North-Eastern Ethiopia is likely to affect food security in the region, which produces nearly half of the region’s food needs, according to an assessment carried out by UN agencies. Full text...

  • WB, Gambia partner on nutrition
    07 may 2012 13:54:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - World Bank’s senior official in charge of nutrition matters Menno Mulder Sibanba has met Gambian Vice-President Isatou Njie-Saidy in the nation's capital, Banjul, in a bid to strengthen partnership on nutrition between the bank and the country. Full text...

  • UNICEF says 1m children at risk from malnutrition in Africa's Sahel
    03 may 2012 07:10:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that at least one million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition in parts of Africa’s Sahel region due to a drought crisis, and called for more resources to assist those in need. Full text...

  • Senegal records 20,000 cases of severe and acute malnutrition
    23 april 2012 21:46:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The resident representative of the UN Children's fund (UNICEF) in Senegal, Mrs Geovanna Barberis, on Monday said that some 20,000 children affected by severe and acute malnutrition had been recorded in several regions of the West African country. Full text...

  • Niger adopts new strategy for sustainable food security
    19 april 2012 15:25:34
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger will mobilize FCFA 1,000,800,000,000, during the period 2011-2015, to fund the initiative -- "3N" or "Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens" -- which was adopted after a cabinet meeting held here Thursday, according to an official source.Full text...

  • UN chief appoints 27 global leaders to address child malnutrition
    10 april 2012 15:21:28
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday appointed 27 global leaders from countries, organizations and the private sector to advance ''the strength and security of nations'' in improving maternal and child nutrition. Full text...

  • Mauritania, Japan sign US$ 5.5m agreement on food security
    22 december 2011 19:20:54
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, Sidi Ould Tah, and the Ambassador of Japan to Mauritania, Hiroshi Azuma, on Wednesday signed a financial agreement, worth US$ 5.5 million, earmarked for support to food security in the African country, PANA reported here Thursday, qhoting official sources.Full text...

  • UNICEF warns of child nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region
    10 december 2011 14:42:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday warned that more than a million children in the Sahel region of West Africa were at risk of severe and life-threatening malnutrition over the coming year as a result of ongoing food shortages. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: WFP highlights importance of nutrition
    01 december 2011 18:31:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday marked the World AIDS Day by stressing on the importance of providing food and nutrition support to people living with HIV and their families. Full text...

  • Land, water degradation, scarcity threaten food security - FAO
    01 december 2011 17:01:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Widespread degradation and deepening scarcity of land and water resources have placed a number of key food production systems around the globe at risk.Full text...

  • Peace Corps strengthens global partnership with FAO, WFP
    20 october 2011 19:10:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Peace Corps has joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), pledging to support and expand food security-related activities that will combat hunger in Peace Corps countries worldwide, a news release of FAO said Thursday. Full text...

  • WFP commends US for donating US$ 56m to boost HIV nutrition in Ethiopia
    11 october 2011 15:27:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday welcomed a US$ 56 million donation from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that will increase resources for programmes in Ethiopia providing vital nutrition assistance to people living with HIV (PLHIV). Full text...

  • UNICEF warns on lack of nutritional products for children
    05 october 2011 19:11:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday that stronger partnerships and industry support were needed to meet the demand for life-saving nutrition products for children, which had reached an all time-high. Full text...

  • UNEP report says investing on ecosystem can boost food security
    22 august 2011 16:00:05
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners said that investing in healthy ecosystems could boost food security, improve resilience to climate change and provide economic benefits for poor communities, Full text...

  • WHO launches initiatives on life-saving nutrition interventions
    10 august 2011 11:36:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In a bid to stop millions of people dying and suffering every year from malnutrition, the World Health Organisation Wednesday launched a new web-powered initiative that clarifies guidance on life-saving nutrition interventions, and assists governments and healthcare providers to better scale up action against all forms of malnutrition.Full text...

  • UNICEF solicits international support for Nigerien children
    21 july 2011 15:29:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said that Government of Niger needed international support to curb alarming levels of child malnutrition, as well as deal with its underlying causes. Full text...

  • France grants Mauritania Euros 720,000 to fight malnutrition
    20 july 2011 11:34:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The French government has allocated 720,000 euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help fight malnutrition and provide food assistance to vulnerable people in Mauritania, the French Embassy here said in a statement. Full text...

  • US, Ireland praise Tanzania’s national nutrition strategy
    12 june 2011 16:28:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Hailing Tanzania’s efforts to improve the nutrition of infants and mothers, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has challenged countries around the world to come up with national programmes that will end the global crisis of chronic under-nutrition. Full text...

  • Niger hosts int'l conference on food, nutritional security
    27 march 2011 16:24:28
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - An international conference on food security in Niger opens Monday in Niamey, to share views, experiences and lessons and to look into new directions for a multi sectoral policy and handling of food and nutritional insecurity in Niger. Full text...

  • NEPAD, GAIN sign deal to curb malnutrition in Africa
    25 january 2011 13:59:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding they say will significantly contribute to reducing malnutrition in Africa. Full text...

  • UN finances school nutrition programme in Cape Verde
    13 january 2011 17:28:28
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The UN System in Cape Verde will grant US$ 5,611,000 by 2014 to Praia in support of school feeding programme in the archipelago, PANA learnt in Praia from the UN agency. Full text...

  • EU grants 650,000 euros to Mauritania to tackle malnutrition
    11 october 2010 23:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has been given 65 0,000 euros by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Service (ECHOS) for Maur i tania to feed thousands children under-five as well as pregnant and breast-feedi n g women, according to a statement from WFP on Monday. Full text...

  • FAO appoints 15 experts to serve in food security committee
    05 september 2010 15:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Director General of the Environmental Protect ion Authority, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, is among the 15 world-class exper t s named to serve in the Food and Agric Organisation (FAO) food security committe e . Full text...

  • UN agencies invest US$4 million to combat malnutrition in Angola
    12 june 2010 15:12:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least US$4 million has been earmarked by several UN a gencies for the implementation of a programme to combat malnutrition in Angola. Full text...

  • Health official bemoans vitamin A deficiency in black Africa
    19 january 2010 22:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The National Director of Micronutrient Initiative Senega l, Mr. Full text...

  • UNICEF seeks US$1.5 million to tackle malnutrition in CAR
    11 august 2009 23:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for US$1. Full text...

  • Kenya facing acute shortage of nutritionists
    15 august 2008 17:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to curb the acute shortage of nutrition personn el in Kenya, the ministry of medical services will recruit more nutritionists to meet demand, Medical Services Minister Anyang' Nyong'o has said. Full text...

  • ECOWAS nutritionists conclude plan for nutrition forum
    26 may 2008 11:13:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A team of ECOWAS nutritionists has concluded a week-long plan for the 11th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum, scheduled to take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in September. Full text...

  • Malnutrition threatening 126,000 children in Ethiopia
    20 may 2008 15:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An estimated 126,000 children are in need of urgent therapeutic care for severe malnutrition, according to the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Ethiopia launches national nutrition strategy
    07 february 2008 11:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Faced with a heavy disease burden caused by prevalent maternal and child undernourishment, Ethiopia Thursday launched its first-ever National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) to ensure its people live a healthy and productive life. Full text...

  • UN relief agencies warn of acute malnutrition in refugee camps
    13 november 2007 22:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- United Nations relief agencies operating in refugee camps in northern Kenya on Tuesday warned of alarming levels of malnutrition in refugee camps. Full text...

  • UNICEF blames Sierra Leone's child mortality on malnutrition
    24 june 2007 11:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN children's fund (UNICEF) country representative for Sierra Leone, Geert Cappelaere, has said 30 percent of Sierra Leonean children under five years were underweight compared to other countries within the region. Full text...

  • Morocco hosts congress on nutrition in Africa
    03 may 2007 10:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The first congress of the Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) will be held from 7 to 9 May in Ouarzazate, south-eastern Morocco, according to a statement published Thursday in Rabat by the Moroccan Nutrition Society. Full text...

  • 40,000 Ivorian children are malnourished - expert
    14 april 2007 11:35:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 40,000 Ivorian children under age five are malnourished, according to Fokouo Kouadio Gualbert, an official with the National Nutrition Programme. Full text...

  • 38,000 Mauritanian children suffer malnutrition
    20 march 2007 12:07:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- More than 38,000 Mauritanian children are suffering from malnutrition, the official news agency, MAP, reported Tuesday, quoting the Secretary General of the Health and Social Affairs ministry, Mohamed Ould Ely Telmoudy. Full text...

  • Sahel records cereal surplus
    08 march 2007 11:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Sahel regio-n recorded a bumper cereal production of 15,062,600 tonnes in the year 2006, or 3 percent higher than in 2005 due to satisfactory rainfall despite some drought pockets in some areas, according to the Sahel and West African Club (SWAC) Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritania in nutrition crisis, not famine - says WFP official
    14 july 2006 17:26:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania is not facing famine but a nutrition crisis, which requires urgent attention, according to Mustapha Darboe, Regional Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) for West and Central Africa. Full text...

  • Malnutrition rampant among children in Niger
    24 may 2006 17:24:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) - – About 15. Full text...

  • UN says malnutrition on the increase in eastern DR Congo
    04 march 2006 11:19:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Malnutrition has risen by between 10% and 20% in eastern DR Congo, with the more than 1. Full text...

  • Children in northern Ghana suffer malnutrition
    09 january 2006 22:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday released another disturbing statistics about the undeveloped north of the country indicating that about 43 percent of children there are malnourished. Full text...

  • 280 children die from malnutrition in central Mozambique
    15 november 2005 21:33:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At least 289 have died this year from malnutrition in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, national news agency, AIM reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malnutrition remains in Mauritania, says WFP
    07 october 2005 16:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) Friday called for greater international assistance to address worrying levels of malnutrition, particularly in the south and south-east of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Nutrition status in Sudanese refugee camps improving
    12 september 2005 13:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Joint interventions by relief agencies have saved Sudanese refugees camped in the Gambella region of western Ethiopia from critical malnutrition, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) here reported Monday. Full text...

  • Malnutrition threatens Ethiopian kids' survival
    13 july 2005 08:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Without treatment, up to 170,000 children in Ethiopia could die this year from severe acute malnutrition, the local UNICEF office warned Wednesday here. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees face malnutrition in Ethiopia
    21 june 2005 12:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Critical malnutrition levels have been found in Bonga and Fugnido camps in western Ethiopia's Gambella Region where an estimated 50,000 Sudanese refugees are living. Full text...

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