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July 24, 2009 - Press Release
Groundbreaking Nutrition Resolution Passed in West Africa

Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire  – A Resolution for Action on Nutrition was accepted last week in West Africa during the meeting of the Assembly of Health Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the governing body of the West African Health Organization (WAHO). The resolution focuses on four key areas: capacity-building in public health nutrition; institutionalizing vitamin A supplementation for child survival; scaling-up promotion of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding; and institutionalizing integrated management of acute malnutrition.

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