Child malnutrition is no stranger to high-income countries. In Canada and the U.S., food insecurity affects one in six children under 18, but policies to address the issue are still lacking.
There is no substance to the view that poor people are lazy and prefer to live on handouts from the state rather than seek work.
African countries need multi-sectoral approaches to tackle food insecurity.
If children are not given the nutrition they need, there are long-term effects on their health.
Children have made many sacrifices because of the country’s COVID-19 response, including social isolation, lack of education opportunities and reduced access to nutrition programmes.
Intergenerational poverty affected children’s health in the 18th and 19th centuries – we must be aware of the risks today.
Despite the poverty rate falling, 30.8% of children are still undernourished.
We found that current indicators underestimate nearly 6 million children suffering from malnutrition.