MARGINAL GAINS ACHIEVED UNDERLY THE NEED FOR A CONCERTED AND RAPID RESPONSE
The second East and Southern Africa National Budget Commitment to Nutrition Report comes out
two years after the first report was launched; during difficult times when the world is struggling with
the COVID-19 pandemic. Health experts have prescribed good nutrition as both a preventive and
healing approach. We hope that the lessons learnt on the importance of nutrition will remain and
continue to guide development planning, especially the national budget and policy.