Data can help end malnutrition across Africa
Progress in the fight against hunger is patchy. New tools must target action to those who are most vulnerable, says Kofi Annan.
The former secretary-general of the United Nations lauds research being done on childhood education and nutrition in Africa at a level of detail almost down to the village. “The results alone are astonishing, especially for me — an African accustomed to international headlines depicting a continent consumed by war, famine and hunger,” says Kofi Annan. “The Africa shown in these maps tells a different story: one of measurable, steady progress on issues long thought intractable.”