For the second year in a row, with support from the Ministry of Health,
Nestlé Cameroon organized a multi stakeholder Nutrition Forum. The goal of
the Forum was to bring together health professionals, teachers,
researchers, civil society organizations and the media to exchange on ways
to collectively address malnutrition in Cameroon.
Echoing the theme chosen for World Food Day, which is "A #ZeroHunger World by 2030 is possible", the
various stakeholders discussed the specific issue of micronutrient deficiencies in Cameroon through the theme"
Food Fortification: stakes and challenges to reduce hidden hunger
by 2035 in Cameroon."
Micronutrient deficiencies are a major nutritional challenge that must be
addressed for the well-being of Cameroonian individuals and families. In
Cameroon more than 68% of children aged 0-5 years suffer from Iron
deficiency anemia, 39% of children in this age group suffer from vitamin A
deficiency and 35% of deaths of these children are related to malnutrition.
“Every day in Cameroon, individuals and families consume over 1 million servings of
Nestle food and beverages fortified with micronutrients such as iron,
zinc, vitamin A, iodine as well as ingredients often lacking in daily
diets ” said Thomas CASO, General Administrator, Nestlé
“Malnutrition, undernutrition and obesity are on the rise. Nestlé will
continue to play its part to accelerate positive changes to enhance
quality of life and contribute to a healthier future” he added.
Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Mr. André MAMA FOUDA said “
We value the contribution all sectors of society make in creating an
environment where all parties take responsibility, contribute
collectively and work to achieve common goals.”
In line with our Nestle purpose, which is to enhance the quality of life
and contribute to a healthier future for Cameroonian individuals and
families every day, Nestlé will continue to advocate for a collective and
multi-sectoral approach towards tackling micronutrient deficiencies in