Tuesday
November 7
2017

Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote Pledges $100 Million To Fight Malnutrition In Nigeria

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has pledged to invest $100 million over 5 years to tackle malnutrition in Nigeria’s worst affected regions.

The Managing Director and CEO of the Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, disclosed this at the just concluded Global Nutrition Summit held in Milan, Italy.

The event, which was attended by leading global corporations, civil society organizations, government officials, foundations, and international agencies, aims to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths.

Photo courtesy of P. Casier.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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Africa, children, global health, Nigeria, nutrition, poverty alleviation, public health