Responding to the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: the role of nutrition.

@article{Chopra2006RespondingTT,
  title={Responding to the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: the role of nutrition.},
  author={Mickey Chopra and I Darnton-hill},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={544-50}
}
In the chapter dealing with education and health, the report of the influential Commission for Africa prioritises basic health systems, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. In contrast, nutrition is given less than half a page and is reduced to parasite control and micronutrient support. Such neglect of nutrition is hard to understand in the context of increasing hunger and malnutrition across the continent. Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where the proportion of underweight… CONTINUE READING