Celebrating a Decade of Fortification Progress in Africa

December 9, 2014   World

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In 10 years time flour fortification with at least iron and/or folic acid increased significantly in Africa 

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In 2004, only two countries in Africa (South Africa and Nigeria) had legislation to fortify wheat flour with at least iron and/or folic acid. Now 24 countries in Africa have such legislation, including six which also have mandates to fortify maize flour. A map illustrating this decade of progress was featured during an Africa Network Meeting 2-3 December 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Africa Network Meeting was organized by Smarter Futures, a partnership for Africa of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, AkzoNobel, Helen Keller International, the Government of the Netherlands, and the Food Fortification Initiative. The map that was presented at the meeting can be downloaded here. More information can be found on the FFI website, including a page with the presentations. Don't forget to check out the photos of the meeting by Andrew Gorman on Flickr!