Namibia launches projects to tackle malnutrition, climate impacts


  • World
  • Tuesday, 16 Apr 2024

WINDHOEK, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Namibia on Monday launched projects to address critical issues affecting vulnerable populations, including malnutrition, through collaborative efforts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

According to a joint statement from the two organizations, the WHO-led project aims to enhance access to quality nutrition and protection services for vulnerable populations, while the FAO-led project focuses on enhancing resilience and mitigating climate-induced impacts on livelihoods, food and nutrition security in targeted regions.

Speaking at the launch, Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula said the projects aim to tackle the root causes of malnutrition and improve overall health outcomes in the country.

"The scourge of malnutrition is being experienced in several communities in Namibia, negatively impacting their lives," he said.

The projects, funded with over 1.2 million U.S. dollars, are scheduled to run from 2024 to 2025.

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