Objectives: To present the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting and stress the urgency of developing radically improved approaches for addressing persistent acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands, shaped by a new understanding of the basic more systemic drivers of malnutrition. This panel demonstrated the complementarities and linkages between stakeholder responses, working across systems and disciplines and connecting institutions from the community level upwards in order to meet the nutritional needs of women and children.
- Patrizia Fracassi, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO
- Bibi Giyose, Senior Officer Nutrition and Food Systems & Advisor to the CEO, NEPAD
- Saul Guerrero, Senior Nutrition Advisor, Emergency Nutrition, UNICEF
- Nora Hobbs, Deputy of Systems Analysis for Nutrition, WFP
- Zita Weise-Prinzo, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, World Health Organization
- Moderator: Helen Young, Professor and Research Director, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Feinstein International Center
Young, Helen. Nutrition in Africa’s drylands: A conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition. Boston: Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, 2020. 25 pp.
This brief reviews and updates the generally accepted conceptual framework of drivers of acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands, where emergency levels of global acute malnutrition stubbornly persist.
- environment and seasonality;
- systems and institutions; and
- livelihood systems.