Malnutrition

Dealing with poor weight gain in babies

During infancy and childhood, children gain weight and grow more rapidly than at any other time in life. However, some children do not gain weight at a normal rate which may occur for a variety of reasons. It is important to recognise and treat children who are not gaining weight normally because...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 8:01am

The quest to end malnutrition

Five months after malnutrition took centre stage in President Paul Kagame’s keynote address at the National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro, the issue returned to parliament last week, prompting members to ask the government to find a sustainable long-term solution. An estimated 38 per cent of...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:09am

Hunger, malnutrition reach record levels in South Sudan: UN official

A UN senior official said Thursday that South Sudan's hunger and malnutrition have reached record levels, affecting some 1.75 million people. At a meeting of the Security Council, Bintou Keita, assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, said the continued fighting in South Sudan...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:14am

Call for joint efforts in fight against malnutrition

The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), Esperance Nyirasafari, has encouraged the use of a dynamic approach in the fight against malnutrition and called on all responsible parties to join efforts because that way a lot will be achieved. She made the call last week during a forum...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:44am

Fight against malnutrition to cost Rwf23 billion annually: World Bank

The World Bank estimates that Rwanda requires at least $27.3m (approximately Rwf23billion) annually for the next 10 years to eradicate malnutrition in the country. In the organisation’s latest report on the country’s economic update, they estimated that the investment ought to go...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:34am

By now cases of stunting should have been history

Stunting has become such a talking point that it was one of the major focus in this year’s World Bank Rwanda Economic Outlook report. Stunting case is more acute in the Southern Province which recorded 41 percent prevalence. What is most surprising is that it is not simply a case of poverty...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:44pm