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Scaling Up Nutrition

Fever Pitch: The Fight Against The Long-Term Effects Of Child Hunger

Noël Marie Zagre | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact
Noël Marie Zagre

At five years old, Eric's tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity. He is six inches shorter than he should be for his age. Because he is stunted, experts say his chances of growing up healthy, learning at full potential and getting a job have been greatly diminished.

The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

If we fail to start making more meaningful investment in this kind of capacity development now, we may well find ourselves still struggling with inadequate health systems and limited human resource capacity not only come 2020, but 20 years down the road and beyond.

This Mother's Day, Let's Bring More Women to the Table Through Economic Empowerment

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

When we give impoverished women a place at the global table of economic development, we take a firm stand in decreasing rates of child mortality and fostering health and prosperity in the developing world. This is something that is well worth celebrating on Mother's Day and supporting all year round.

Can the Private Sector Help Combat Hunger and Malnutrition?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos was a step change with business and political leaders signing up to the UN Secretary General's "Zero Hunger" challenge to eliminate hunger in our lifetimes.

Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

David Beckmann | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

We have never been closer to freeing the world from hunger and malnutrition. To back down now would be to deny the future.

Checking in on the Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

What more do we need to do to make the elimination of child undernutrition an urgent goal not just for child survival but also for national economic development?

1,000 Days to Change the World

Rick Leach | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Rick Leach

In the life of a child, nutrition during the first 1,000 days -- from a mother's pregnancy to the child's second birthday -- can mean the difference between a promising future or one plagued by poor health and stunted growth.

Food for Thought for World Leaders

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

On a recent trip to India, I joined a dozen mothers and their babies at a community meeting in a slum south of New Delhi. We sat on the floor and talk...

June 8, 2013: A Now or Never Moment on Nutrition

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

At least 1/3 of all child deaths -- almost 3 million every year -- are linked to chronic undernutrition. No war, no flood, no coup necessary -- these are the children who fall through the cracks between food and nutrition.

What NGOs Want From the Mexico G20 on Food Security and Nutrition

David J. Olson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
David J. Olson

I discovered that the biggest NGOs and NGO coalitions here in Los Cabos are advocating for many of the same food security and nutrition issues, but also have some differences.

Too Much at Stake: The G8's Responsibility to Tackle Child Hunger

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The fight against hunger, especially child hunger, is at a critical crossroads. We have never had as much knowledge, evidence, political will and grassroots engagement as we do today to make malnutrition history.

1,000 Days to Change the Future

Dr. David Nabarro | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Dr. David Nabarro

Investing in nutrition can increase a country's GDP by 2-3 percent annually. This is why, as leaders meet in Davos, many are discussing the importance of food and nutrition security as central to creating lasting health and development improvements.

The Urgency of Curbing Global Food Price Volatility

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Tom Arnold

There is no simple solution to the food crisis. What's needed is a combination of carefully chosen and calibrated short and long term measures.