Time to prevent child malnutrition in Sahel

DAKAR 14 October 2013 (IRIN) – Malnutrition among children under age five in the Sahel is expected to rise again this year, despite decent rains and more or less average harvest predictions. Yet as specialists collect robust evidence on the most effective ways to save the lives of 1.5 million children in the region – going beyond food to tackle malaria, boost healthcare, increase vaccination coverage and improve access to clean water as part of integrated packages – donors remain cautious about commitments.

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