The Ones We Left Out

• By Tracy Tafirenyika

MALNUTRITION kills more than 600 children in the Omaheke region every year, according to the Nutrition and Food Security Alliance of Namibia (NAFSAN).

The organisation also says in the past four months, 40 children under five died of malnutrition-related deaths in the Omaheke region.

Additionally, NAFSAN says 40 per cent of Namibians are battling excess weight, and 20 per cent are obese.

NAFSAN is a Namibian membership-based, non-profit alliance consisting of civil society, academia, the private sector and committed individuals, and it is part of a global movement to eradicate malnutrition in all its forms and achieve sustainable food security.

The organisation is a co-opted member and representative of Civil Society, Academia and Private Sector within Namibia’s Food and Nutrition Security Coordination Structure under the Prime Minister’s Office.

In addition, NAFSAN is a part of the Civil Society Network (particularly the East and Southern Africa Nutrition Civil Society Networks of the global Scaling Up Nutrition movement.

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