Leaders discuss the importance of nutrition for development at the U.S. Africa summit
On 4 August 2014, in Washington D.C. the United States (U.S.) Africa Leaders’ Summit took place. Leaders from across the African continent for a three day summit under the theme “Investing in the Next Generation” were there. Throughout the summit, action on reducing child stunting in Africa was identified as imperative for driving economic growth and reducing poverty. The participants discussed the ways that many African nations are leading on investing in nutrition through a multi-sectoral approach (across health, social protection, and agriculture, water and sanitation sectors). This included the establishment of bold targets and measurement of progress against them, engagement with multiple stakeholders and empowerment of local governments to develop their own nutrition plans.
Reference: Scaling Up Nutrition Website