Burden of malnutrition a concern—Muzila

Grace Muzila
Grace Muzila

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Grace Muzila says the burden of malnutrition could not be overemphasised as statistics and links to preventable death in children attested to that.

Speaking at the launch of the African Union Theme of The Year on Nutrition held in Gaborone on Friday, she said nutrition is a human rights issue, addressed this year under the theme 'Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social and Economic Capital Development'.

“Nutrition concerns each one of us irrespective of where we live. It is central to public health, poverty reduction, sustainable development, and in our case Botswana, achievement of our Vision 2036 ideals. It is in that regard that strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security in the African continent remains a top agenda item at the moment, and there is a need to ensure greater food security at national levels,” Muzila said.

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