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If the food crisis in 2008 was about soaring prices, the financial crisis of 2009 is about lower purchasing power. When combined, these unleash devastating consequences to poor countries and communities, particularly on nutrition in children. But the Food-Fuel-Finance crises of the last few years were also instructive and compel us to scale up the nutrition capacity to buffer countries against future shocks. The vulnerability of small island developing states is even greater and calls for synergies among health systems, social ...
As the year 2008 ended, the world moved from the crisis of high food prices towards another crisis, equally profound, of a global economic recession. These successive crises could have major inter-generational effects on the nutrition of children if not mitigated. Lessons learned from preserving nutrition during one crisis, could be invaluable for those which inevitably will follow. Let us use the responses to these crises wisely. Dr. Fitzroy Henry (Director, CFNI)
"This report presents CFNI's efforts in 2007 in Policy Formulation, Human Resource Development, Surveillance/Research and Nutrition Promotion to improve the quality of life of Caribbean people through good nutrition and healthy lifestyles". Dr. Fitzroy J. Henry (Director, CFNI)