MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM AND RESOURCE SCARCITY
The magnitude of the problem (every year 2 million cases of severe acute malnutrition and more than 6 million cases of stunting) is a real challenge taking into consideration the resource scarcity (Funding nto increase coverage and human resources to plan, implement and oversee nutrition programmes at all levels).
TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
Transport and logistics difficulties make implementation of nutrition interventions more complex
LACK OF FUNDINGS
Lack of long term and predictable funding to adequately address causes of malnutrition in general, and causes of chronic malnutrition especially.
WEAK NUTRITION INFORMATION SYSTEM
Failing to have up to date countrywide data makes it difficult to make informed programmatic decision
CHRONIC MALNUTRITION AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN
Successful implementation of a multi-sectorial approach to alleviate chronic malnutrition among young children requires a robust community based approach. As of now such approach in DR Congo is yet to be designed.