CHAD: Fighting malnutrition with “dysfunctional” health sector

March 19, 2012

"Understanding of the causes of malnutrition is pretty low within the Ministry, said [Dallam] Adoum [of Chad's Ministry of Health]. This was backed up by Céline Bernier, nutrition coordinator at Action Against Hunger (ACF), who said little nutritional surveillance takes place other than that carried out by aid agencies (such as ACF, UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières and Worldvision, among others.) 'The government recognizes there is a problem but it doesn’t necessarily know how to fix it,' she told IRIN."