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Drought exacerbates malnutrition among Children in the Horn of Africa

By George Okore Experts warn that the prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa may aggravate nutrition and food-related challenges including vitamin and mineral deficiencies, obesity and non-communicable diseases. World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that over 8.5 million people in the Horn of Africa, mostly children, are facing crisis food security conditions, with more than

Globally, Poor Diets Now Pose a Greater Risk to Health than Unsafe Sex, Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Use Combined

Food systems, which include how food is cultivated, raised, transported, processed and marketed, play a central role in delivering high-quality diets. But today’s food systems are too focused on quantity and not enough on quality. Low-quality diets are a driving force in increasing rates of overweight, obesity and chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, while also fueling non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

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