Blog: Nutrition

Preventing maternal and child deaths means tackling malnutrition

8 October 2019

As DFID commits to ending preventable deaths of mothers, new-born babies and children in the developing world by 2030, RESULTS UK’s new Head of Policy Advocacy, Alan Lally-Francis, explains why, in order to reach that commitment, the UK must view nutrition as one of its priorities.

In 2018, 5.3 million ...

The Japan 2020 Global Nutrition Summit – The UK’s Role

6 September 2019

This is a guest blog post by London campaigner Layla Moccia. Layla is interested in data modelling to overcome global developmental challenges; and in the intersections of technology, economic policy and sustainability. She studied Chemical Engineering at UCL, before then working in investment banking in mergers and acquisitions. Layla is now a Research Assistant at the UCL Institute of Sustainability, where she will be studying a masters in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and...

May grassroots conference call: World Bank funding for nutrition

8 May 2019

Last night's monthly conference call discussed something a bit different: how to influence the World Bank's financing of human development, including vital nutrition programmes.

As well as funding its own nutrition programmes, the UK Government is the biggest financial contributor to 'IDA', the International Development Association, the mechanism through which the World Bank funds programmes in some of the world's poorest countries, through grants and low-interest loans. Using its...

Let’s empower women nutritionally

8 March 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Youth Leader for Nutrition Barsha Bhattarai to find out her thoughts on malnutrition in Nepal, why malnutrition is an issue for women, and who inspires her to do the work she does.

Barsha is campaigning for greater investment in adolescent nutrition, an area which has until now been largely neglected. She also organises community theatre to help communities understand complicated nutrition issues, and currently works...

February 2019 grassroots conference call

26 February 2019

You can hear the recording of February's grassroots conference call here . After a discussion of the latest attacks on UK aid in the media, and the importance of continuing to speak up for our efforts to achieve the Global Goals, the discussion turned to one of the most important topics in global health - malnutrition.

Good nutrition underpins one's ability to lead a healthy life, and the UK...

December grassroots conference call

14 December 2018

A recording of the December grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by three expert RESULTS staff members to talk about our advocacy priorities for the coming year. These are also outlined in this month's action materials . Listen or read how we plan to make a difference in 2019, and plan your own campaigning! We've also set...

Q&A with Bormey Chuun: a youth leader for nutrition

16 October 2018

This guest blog post was written by Bormey Chuun, who is taking part in the Scaling Up Nutrition 'Youth Leaders for Nutrition' global advocacy programme. Bormey lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is currently working for Helen Keller International (a non-profit organisation that combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition) and is halfway through a degree in...

October grassroots conference call

3 October 2018

A recording of the October grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Megan Pennell, Country Support Adviser for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, based at Save the Children in London. Megan works with over 40 countries to develop strong national plans to tackle malnutrition and leads SUN’s youth engagement work....

A wake up call: new figures reveal the scale of the burden of malnutrition

20 September 2018

‘The absolute number of people in the world affected by undernourishment, or chronic food deprivation, is now estimated to have increased to nearly 821 million.’

821 million. Let’s put that into perspective. For every 9 people alive, one of them suffers with undernutrition. Except, of course, it disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries putting a ceiling on individual, societal and national development.

Why this blog now? Well, last week the Food...

Why Trump was wrong to oppose breastfeeding resolution

6 August 2018

With World Breastfeeding Week coming to a close, Callum Northcote, RESULTS UK’s Policy Advocacy Officer for nutrition, reviews this year’s World Health Assembly breastfeeding resolution , which has since attracted global media attention.

I want to believe, as per a 9 July tweet, that Donald Trump and his team care about malnutrition and poverty. I want to believe that their approach...

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