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01 Mar 2018 description

UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability

NEW YORK, 1 March 2018 – Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life, according to a new joint report by UNICEF and GAIN released today. More than 1 in 4 of these children – 4.3 million – lives in South Asia.

28 Feb 2018 description

UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability

NEW YORK, 1 March 2018 – Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life, according to a new joint report by UNICEF and GAIN released today. More than 1 in 4 of these children – 4.3 million – lives in South Asia.

17 Jun 2015 description

Africa has been named the ‘mobile continent’. An often cited example of development leapfrogging, countries have gone from no telephones to cell phones, skipping the need for investment in landlines altogether. And innovation has not stopped there. A wide array of services, offered through mobile platforms, have popped up to meet consumer demand.

03 Jun 2015 description

“Germany will be working to ensure that the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau sends a strong signal for the fight against hunger and for food and nutrition security.” This statement was made by Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, at the presentation of the Global Nutrition Report. The event was co-hosted by the BMZ, CARE Germany-Luxembourg and GAIN.

13 May 2015 description

Globally, there has been real progress in tackling malnutrition. Child mortality due to undernutrition has fallen from 3.5 million in 2008 to 3.1 million in 2011. According to UNICEF, the number of children who are stunted has also decreased globally, at an average rate of 2.1 percent per year – from 253 million in 1990 to 161 million today. More than 50 countries have joined SUN, the Scaling Up Nutrition movement to include nutrition in all development efforts. However, set against the scale of the problem, we can do more.

03 Apr 2015 description

With half of the world’s population facing malnutrition in some form, it’s a global challenge that isn’t going to go away and it’s one that doesn’t discriminate based on wealth and income. According to the 2014 global nutrition report, almost every country in the world is dealing with malnutrition whether that is undernutrition or at the other end of the spectrum, obesity.

While undernutrition is a continual struggle in many developing countries, many people may not realise that it also is a real problem within the developed world.

23 Jan 2015 description

DAVOS, Switzerland, 23 January 2015: The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, the Government of Guinea and the Government of Canada joined with political leaders, health experts, key stakeholders, and private sector leaders to explore the intersection of health and security through several discrete lenses – including education, nutrition, prevention of violence against women and girls and maternal and child health.

22 Jan 2015 description

GAIN and Unilever have signed an agreement at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that aims to improve the lives of 2.5 million farmers and their families.

The Memorandum of Understanding has targets to improve the health and nutrition of smallholder farmers and farm workers in Unilever’s supply chain, through the creation of a global Nutrition Intervention Programme (NIP).

30 Dec 2014 description

Walk into a pharmacy, small shop or supermarket in Abidjan, the largest city in Côte d’Ivoire, and you’re likely to see Marie Konate’s brightly coloured children’s cereals for sale. Marie’s company Protein Kissèe-La (PKL) gets feedback from customers bi-annually but most don’t comment on the fact that they contain 11 vitamins and seven minerals. “Customers might feedback that the cereals are too sweet, or not sweet enough,” she says. “Or parents who buy our cereals for under-fives comment on how they can see their children growing, but they don’t mention the vitamins and minerals.”

10 Nov 2014 description

Bonnie McClafferty with Jocelyn C. Zuckerman

Introduction

In the spring of this year, Dr. Samuel Myers and colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health published an article in Nature suggesting something that many of us had feared for some time.

22 Jan 2014 description

Announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, forty global companies have now joined together to take global action against malnutrition. These companies are committed to reaching over 127 million women and children with improved nutrition every year by 2020. Additionally, the group has committed to targeting 99 members by 2015 – ranging from global multinationals to local companies in SUN member countries.

22 May 2013 description

A new Public-Private Partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a consortium of AIM partners will be launched today in The Hague to support improved nutrition in Africa and Asia.

31 Dec 2012 description

Key Milestones: 2011-2012

  • 30+ countries benefitting from GAIN support
  • 53% of beneficiaries in Africa
  • 46% of beneficiaries in Asia
  • 667 million people reached with more nutritious foods
  • Including 321 million women and children
  • US$ 0.22 cost per target individual reached across
19 Sep 2012 description

Partners from 11 Countries Share Lessons Learned and Best Practice for Reducing Malnutrition

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 19 September 2012 -- The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) today convened a workshop in Addis Abeba among key partners from 11 countries across Africa to share lessons learned, successes, challenges and next steps in reducing malnutrition through large-scale food fortification.

19 Mar 2012 description

Improving the daily lives of 253 million women and children in Africa, Asia and Latin America

01 Oct 2009 description

This paper provides an overview of current thinking on modes of delivery and the salient issues surrounding Food by Prescription (FBP) program implementation.