Over 3 billion people unable to afford healthy diets – UN report
Advocates have decried the rising levels of malnutrition and hunger citing the hundreds of millions of people affected globally. Uganda is among the countries adversely distressed especially with the outbreak of the COVID-9 pandemic.
Commenting on the recently released ‘State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020’ report, the Convener, Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition Uganda Richard Tinkasimire Baguma said ‘as the situation is now, Uganda is likely to miss its projections for reducing stunting in children and anaemia among women of reproductive age as well as increasing infant breastfeeding rates.”
Speaking to Crooze Fm, Georgine Obwana the programs officer for Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition Uganda says the globe is facing the pandemic, countries have been distressed which she says will highly increase malnutrition cases. She adds that it’s their goal and need to see that the population can access health and Nutritious foods to end malnutrition.
Uganda is among the countries adversely distressed especially with the outbreak of the COVID-9 pandemic.
The report estimates that nearly 690 million people (8.9% of the world population) went hungry in 2019. This is up by 10 million from 2018 and by nearly 60 million in five years.
Billions of people cannot afford healthy or nutritious food.
Baguma called on the media to sensitize the public about the multiple dangers of hunger and malnutrition especially among children and mothers.