Malnutrition needs to be history, says Ugandan activist

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School feeding program in Uganda. © Nicholas Young/IRIN

Malnutrition should be a problem of the past and malnourishment needs to be forgotten, according to the coordinator of the Uganda Civil Society Coalition on Scaling Up Nutrition.

People with the condition either do not get enough food or the right sort of food.

Christine Muyama says meeting just one child who is malnourished is enough motivation for her to keep working on this challenging issue.

In Uganda, 33 per cent of children under five are stunted, which means they are drastically smaller than they should be for their age.

Stephanie Coutrix, who met Ms Muyama on the sidelines of a civil society meeting on nutrition, asked about the efforts she leads to support these children.

Duration: 2'13"

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