Africa - Malnutrition and Obesity

Africa - Malnutrition and Obesity Africa remains the continent most affected by undernourishment in the world. Yet there is now a sharp increase in obesity, and its related diseases are set to become a leading cause of death on the continent.
Africa's malnourished children are at serious risk of cognitive impairment and stunting. "This has significant impact on even the development of a country", says Hajir Maalim, of Action Against Hunger. But Africa has a double burden, as the recent spread of fast food and urbanisation has created an obesity epidemic. Despite often caring for malnourished children, 30% of women in Nairobi are now overweight. “With the fast food, it’s anytime, you pop in and it's ready", says Zeenah, who gained 40kg in four years.

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