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Nutrition more than ever is a global priority - WFP

Date Published: 
06/11/2013
Summary: 

June 7 - Donors are providing more money to tackle malnutrition in recognition of a global problem that until recently was overlooked, the head of the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. (..) WFP and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said they planned to roll out pilot programmes to improve nutrition among women before, during and after pregnancy in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Zambia. (..) "Nutrition is one of those issues that has not always been a high priority issue for the global community," Executive Director Ertharin Cousin told reporters on a teleconference.