Somaliland CSN for SUN, ANPPCAN and UNOPS conducted the first national, multi-sectoral consultative meeting on Scaling Up Nutritionon .
The consultative meeting focused on strengthening the contribution of relevant sectors health, agriculture, livestock, fishery, WASH, education, trade, employment, social protection and gender to the scaling up of multisectoral action for improved nutrition.
officials from Government institutions, Business sectors, Donors, Academics and the Civil Society groups are attended the meeting.
Khadar Mohamoud Director for ANPPCAN-SOM has promised his team to continue to push for increased collaboration, coordination to the sectors of Nutrition.
“We must to continue to push for increased collaboration, coordination and spending across all sectors on nutrition, we can only do this with the introduction of a common basket funding guided by a multi-sectoral policy,” said Khadar Mahmoud
“We usually highlight alarming numbers and not distributing trends, one of the most powerful examples to use for Somaliland is that one out of five children under five is stunted.”Khadar Mahmoud
Somaliland Minister of Health Omar Mohamed has pointed out the need to obtain the fundamental rights of Somaliland child.
“On behalf of the Somaliland Vice President, it’s a very important Somaliland Children to obtain the fundamental rights, In these two days we need to make a fruitful outcome to help the country’s plan” Somaliland Minister of Health Development Omer Ali abdilahi
Data from situational analysis Somaliland over the last decade indicates that undernutrition is a significant and enduring public health problem and a major factor in the failure to meet national and global goals on hunger, child mortality, maternal mortality, gender equality and education.
Rates of acute and chronic malnutrition have remained persistently high throughout Somaliland with some variation by livelihood system. Globally, malnutrition accounts for 11% of the global burden of disease, which leads to long-term poor health and disability and poor educational and developmental outcomes.