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In Burkina Faso, leaders meet to discuss the importance of investing in nutrition

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 21 September 2011– Recently nominated Nutrition Advocate for West Africa, and President of Cape Verde from 1991 to 2001, Mr. António Manuel Mascarenhas Gomes Monteiro has ended a three-day visit to Burkina Faso ahead of his participation at the UN High Level Meeting on Nutrition in New York on 20 September 2011. In his new role, Mr. Monteiro is engaging with senior government officials on the importance of investing in nutrition not only to reduce the burden of undernutrition and child mortality, but also to increase economic development throughout the region.

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