The national deputy from the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea, Maria Dolores Nchama Sima Mangue, led the Equatoguinean commission which attended the Regional Interparliamentary Seminar on the Promotion of Nutrition for the Mother and Child in Western and Central Africa. The delegation from our country also contained the deputy Josefina Medja Nseng. We are attaching the report containing the conclusions and analysis from the seminar.
This seminar, which was co-organised by the Interparliamentary Union (UIP) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with Alive & Thrive, and with the support of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, took place from 27th to 29th June, in Ouagadougou.
Four central themes were debated at the seminar: 1) the importance of nutritional security for economic and social development; 2) the extremely high levels of the rates of malnutrition (stunted growth, emaciation and a lack of micro-nutrients), together with the emergence of the fresh challenges of excess weight and obesity; 3) the elimination of bottlenecks and structural and contextual obstacles in the effective cover for nutritional intervention and 4) the birth of a political commitment to make progress regarding nutrition.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea