Precision Maps Reveal Disparities Across AfricaMarch 5, 2018 |
by Institute for Health and Evaluation
A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children’s health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
The study, covering 2000 to 2015, and another on years of education, map the entire African continent in 5×5 square kilometers and were published today in the journal Nature. National and provincial maps of education and nutrition in Africa often hide inequalities at the community level, according to researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.