COVID-19’s impact on chronic malnutrition – Opinion-editorial


April 19, 2021

Ecobank Foundation’s COO, Carl Manlan and Assia Sidibe, Head of UNITLIFE’s Secretariat, have jointly written an article in New African - the world’s leading pan-African magazine – to lend their support to the fight against chronic malnutrition.

UNITLIFE and Ecobank Foundation launched the Make The Connection campaign in February to help fight this disease. Today, one-in-three African children suffer from chronic malnutrition as a result of not having sufficient vitamins and minerals during the first two years of their lives.

In the opinion-editorial, Carl and Assia warn that COVID-19 will cause an extra 1.2 million African children to suffer from chronic malnutrition. They also discussed a number of solutions, including the importance of growing vegetables and fruits and closing the gender gap to empower women in agriculture.

Read the full article here.

You can get more information about Make The Connection campaign here.

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