Liberia: Reducing child malnutrition


Liberia has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world. Almost one in three children are malnourished. However, Liberia is a small country where a modest investment in nutrition can make a significant, long-term difference.

With support from the Eleva Foundation, Unicef is making great strides in Liberia towards ensuring that child malnutrition is a thing of the past. This ground-breaking initiative aims to reduce the proportion of children under five suffering from chronic malnutrition from 42% to below 20%. The Liberia Initiative will ensure that more children have a healthy start in life and the opportunity to develop to their full potential. 

 

The Global Goals

The Global Goals are a universal call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Children, the next generation, must be at the heart of global efforts if we are to achieve these Goals by the year 2030. Unicef’s work is central to 11 of the 17 Goals, which include aiming for zero hunger, quality education for every child, and clean water and sanitation.