Child hunger costs Chad almost $1 billion a year - African Union, U.N.



ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Childhood hunger is costing Chad more than 575 billion CFA francs (804.05 million pound) a year in health and education costs and lower productivity in adult life, the African Union and U.N. agencies said in a joint study launched on Wednesday.
This is equivalent to 9.5 percent of Chad's gross domestic product (GDP), the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study said.
More than 56 percent of Chad's adults - some 3.4 million people - suffered from stunting as children, and as a result are unable to achieve their full potential, according to the study.... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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