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  • 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...

  • MSF raises alarm over food situation in Niger
    26 april 2005 21:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The international medical charity, Doctors without borders (MSF) called Tuesday for a general mobilisation to confront the worrying food situation in Niger, where it was currently attending to 3,000 severely malnourished children in the eastern locality of Maradi. Full text...

  • MSF says children face severe malnutrition in Niger
    05 april 2005 21:15:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The number of children with severe malnutrition being fed by the health NGO Medicins sans Frontieres in Maradi, south-eastern Niger is rising at an alarming rate, MSF revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Official decries high malnutrition level in Ghana
    18 march 2005 23:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Agyeman Badu Akosa, Friday in Accra described the high malnutrition rate in the country as "unacceptably," with under-nutrition causing 50 percent of deaths in children. Full text...

  • Congolese infants die of malnutrition
    02 march 2005 21:19:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Malnutrition accounts for 48% of deaths among children under the age of five in the DR Congo, the director of the national nutrition programme (PRONANUT), Dr Banea Mayambu told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania to build child nutrition centres
    28 february 2005 23:34:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Office of the Mauritanian Food Security Commissioner (CSA) is to establish 123 child community nutrition centres in the Tagant, Brakna and Trarza regions, official sources hinted here Monday. Full text...

  • WB reviews food enrichment programme in Senegal
    25 february 2005 11:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- There is need to make extra efforts to extend Senegal's nutritional enrichment programme to the entire country "despite the satisfactory results" already obtained in other parts areas, Claudia Rockx, the in-charge of the nutrition component at the World Bank Office in Senegal, has said. Full text...

  • Senegalese PM praises nutritional programme
    24 february 2005 23:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The ten-year Nutritional Enrichment Programme (PRN) in Senegal is a major factor and indispensable tool to alleviate poverty in the country, Prime Minister Macky Sall emphasised here Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal to assess Nutritional Enrichment Programme
    21 february 2005 21:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Prime Minister Macky Sall is expected to chair a workshop here Thursday to review the first half of the ten-year Nutritional Enrichment Programme (PRN) in Senegal, a government announced said Monday. Full text...

  • Benin makes progress in combating malnutrition
    21 december 2004 12:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has made considerable progress in its battle against malnutrition, according to Eleonara Genovese, who headed a World Bank consultants' team which has concluded a tour here. Full text...

  • UNICEF leads West, Central African iodine deficiency battle
    22 november 2004 15:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- All the table salt consumed in West and Central Africa will be iodized by the year 2005 as set by a Special Session of the UN General Assembly in May 2002, affirms Dr Victor Aguayo, nutritional adviser at the regional office of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) here. Full text...

  • Benin labels malnutrition public health problem in Africa
    20 september 2004 23:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The minister of health in Benin, Yvette Céline Kandissounon on Monday described malnutrition in sub- Saharan Africa as a public health problem when she addressed the opening of the 9th annual forum of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on nutrition and HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • 9th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum Opens in Cotonou
    20 september 2004 17:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 9th annual forum of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nutrition network opened here Monday with Benin's health minister Céline Kandisounon urging participants to strategize on nutritional support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Expert says Africa's food security depends on economic growth
    24 august 2004 11:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- All African countries can attain food and nutrition security provided they make dedicated efforts to marshal the required human, institutional and material resources for the task, says Todd Benson, an international food consumption researcher based in the US capital of Washington, D. Full text...

  • Women malnourished, children undernourished in Nigeria - Report
    12 may 2004 10:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least one in every 10 women in Nigeria is chronically malnourished, according to a just released survey on food and nutrition status in the country. Full text...

  • Zambian children benefit from school feeding programme
    11 may 2004 09:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its school feeding programme in Zambia to cover 11 new schools, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 24,000 pupils daily, acting WFP country director Jorge Fanlo-Martin said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rights activists link HIV/AIDS in Zambia to poor diet
    05 may 2004 10:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, a Catholic think-tank and campaign vehicle for increased social justice in the country, Wednesday called for a holistic approach to health delivery services so that the issue of HIV/AIDS can be tied to poor nutrition in the nation. Full text...

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