The relationship between reproductive health and family nutrition in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This paper deals with the last 35 years or so have witnessed a dramatic shift in the demography of many developing countries. In Africa, several countries got their independence and made substantial improvements in life expectancy, but fertility declines have been rare except for a few countries. Many African countries have observed changes in economic, political and social issues. This has brought about increase in education levels, living standards and a general improvement in health and well-being. Data shows that the high levels of child malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa are to a certain extent a result of low levels of economic development and high fertility in the region.