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COTE D'IVOIRE: User fees hamper malnutrition fight

"Now nutrition has become more integral to healthcare services in northern regions, said Raffaella Gentilini, nutrition coordinator at NGO Action Contre la Faim. In some parts of the north health workers were not monitoring the growth of babies, she pointed out. 'Now things are different. Health workers and community health volunteers know [malnutrition] is a disease and watch out for it.'"

COTE D'IVOIRE: Malnutrition “critical” in north and west

"The PNN is raising nutrition on the government agenda and recently issued a nutrition strategy, but it does not have enough resources to put adequate staff in place in vulnerable areas, said ACF nutrition coordinator Raffaella Gentilini. 'Malnutrition is an example of just how fragile the overall health situation is here,' she said."


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