Nutrition plan launched by AfDB
THE African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday unveiled a new nutrition plan that aims to raise investments towards reducing stunting in African children aged under 5 by 40% by 2025, in partnership with Big Win Philanthropy and the Aliko Dangote Foundation.
Through the plan, the bank aims to scale up the proportion of investments that are “nutritionsmart” in the agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene, social and health sectors.
Nutrition is inextricably linked to the bank’s “High 5” priorities which could be catalytic for realising its equitable growth agenda.
Vice-president for agriculture at AfDB Jennifer Blanke stressed the importance of engaging with the private sector to achieve results.
The AfDB is strengthening political engagement and building partnerships by enlisting heads of state, ministers and eminent leaders as champions to spur and build a high-level political movement and leadership for nutrition. |