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Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a great deal to learn from the experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in food and nutrition security. My answer to the question on their role in the post MDGs is that they are essential. Governments on their own don't have the funding, skills or reach to succeed.

Access to Nutrition Index Calls on Businesses to Improve Their Nutrition Practices

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Danone, Unilever and Nestlé are the highest ranking companies by sizable margins. But even their scores, the highest was Danone with 6.3 on a scale to 10, demonstrated there is significant room for improvement. And only three companies scored above 5.

A Better Life for 15 Million Afghans Begins Through Access to More Nutritious Foods

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Afghanistan has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. As the country's future hangs in the balance with donor funding decreasing and U.S. and NATO forces withdrawing, the need for long-term, sustainable programs increases.

A Nourishing Olympic Legacy? Transforming the Life Chances of Millions of Children

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

A global effort is needed to address chronic malnutrition -- and with 65 Olympic medals behind them, it's great to see the UK leading the way to a world where the world's poorest people can aspire to their share of Olympic medals.

Banishing Malnutrition - The Struggle Continues

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

GAIN turned the conventional wisdom about addressing malnutrition from one focused on treatment to one focused on prevention, from a medical model to one that recognized that most people engage with markets to get their food rather than health clinics.

Money, Sex and Power

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

Last week a group of activists and academics convened in Cape Town to discuss the very issues that the controversial 'Spear' art sought to raise. The Forum titled provocatively title "Money, Sex and Power: The Paradox of Unequal Growth" brought back a flood of memories.

A Canadian Breakthrough: Fortifying Lives Through Nutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Almost one in three people -- 2 billion globally -- suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies impacting child survival, growth, development, learning capacity and earning potential.

The Health of a Nation and the Height of its Mothers

Kari Stoever | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

Across the globe, whether you live in Africa or the United States, the attained height of its mothers can foretell the economic trend for that country.

World Health Day: Charting a Course Ahead on Malnutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

World Health Day is an opportunity to reflect on what's been achieved, the challenges that lie immediately ahead, and focus on the future. Particularly for malnutrition, this yearly event is vital.

More Crops From Fewer Drops: Addressing Water & Food Security Today

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

If current trends continue, the livelihoods of more than a third of the world's population will be affected by water scarcity by 2025; it is estimated that over the next 20 years, we will need to increase food production by 70-100 percent.

The Coming "Egyptian Moment" in South Africa

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

The blatant disregard for our world's youth and their lack of voice is fueling the fire for future revolutions, not only in South Africa, but in many countries where youth feel invisible.

Food Security: A Matter of War and Peace

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

From France to India, hunger and food production have long played a major role in revolutions and social upheaval. Food security, then and today, remains a trigger of conflict.

Freedom From Hunger: Lessons From Egypt

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

We should encourage the hunger for freedom. But to make freedom sustainable, we must empower the world's poor to achieve freedom from hunger.

Davos 2011: Immanuel Kant, 21st Century CEO

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kari Stoever

What if we redefined the stakeholder as the consumer, the human being at the receiving end of every decision a CEO is forced to make?

This Generation's Sputnik Moment

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Van Ameringen

Around the world, food prices are surging, with protests breaking out across Northern Africa. And against this backdrop, the scourge of malnutrition continues to ravage more than one billion people.

This Thanksgiving Think About What Your Turkey Ate

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

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