Burkina Faso


Klea Lalollari

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Committee: WHO Topic: Child Malnutrition Country: Burkina Faso

Every day too many men and women across the globe struggle to feed their children a nutritious meal. In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 795 million people – one in nine – still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition.Eradicating hunger and malnutrition is one of the great challenges of our time. Not only do the consequences of not enough – or the wrong – food cause suffering and poor health, they also slow progress in many other areas of development like education and employment.

Characterised by semi-arid savannah and forests, Burkina Faso is one of the world’s poorest countries. Around 45 percent of its rapidly growing population live on less than US$1.25 a day. Access to sanitation and electricity is poor, while insufficient investment in edu...