Blog: Nutrition

Why nutrition and health combined? Lessons from Malawi

29 November 2016

Callum Northcote, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, reflects on a recent visit to Malawi to see how nutrition programmes are being integrated into wider health programmes and previews this week's nutrition advocacy tour.

"You cannot tell a hungry child that you gave them food yesterday"

14 October 2016

What are the World Bank Meetings and why do they matter?

Each year, in autumn, the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund host their Annual Meetings in Washington D.C. The meetings bring together thousands of representatives from governments, the media, civil society organisations, parliamentarians, academia, and the private sector, to discuss poverty reduction and economic...

August conference call recording now available

19 August 2016

I’m pleased to share that a recording of the August grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

This month’s call focused on our Healthy Lives campaign and the Nutrition for Growth media moment happening in Rio de Janerio ahead of the Olympic Games. We were joined by special guest speaker Jordan Teague, a Policy Analyst at Bread for the World Institute in Washington, who reminded us of the importance of...

Nutrition for Growth 2016 – the event that wasn’t

5 August 2016

​ The Summer Olympic Games kick off today in Rio de Janeiro, bringing people and nations together through sport. On 4 th August, a day before the grand opening ceremony, another important event was also held in Rio in the side-lines of the Olympics, which was to have paved the way for progress and prosperity for all individuals and nations alike. Who could better understand the importance of good nutrition to promote health, stamina, and potential, than Olympic athletes?

In 2013,...

July conference call recording now available

27 July 2016

I’m pleased to share that a recording of the July grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

This month’s call focused on how we can help end TB for good and the action we are asking you to take ahead of The Global Fund’s fifth replenishment conference, which is writing to your MP to...

Video diary: final thoughts from Phnom Penh

22 July 2016

After two days of site visits in Phenom Penh, our trip in Cambodia has now come to an end. In this final video diary, Jess and Sue report from Steung Meanchey, a slum community on the outskirts of the capital where crowded conditions and poor nutrition create the perfect breeding ground for TB. Watch the latest video diary below to find out what they have been up to in the capital and what messages they'll be taking back to decision makers when they return to the UK.

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There is still time to tackle Malnutrition

14 June 2016

The Ebola crisis has to date resulted in the loss of 11,315 lives. Malnutrition on the other hand, underlies nearly 3 million deaths year on year; that is over 8000 children dying every single day as a direct or indirect result of it.

This is not all - of roughly 700 million children under 5 years in the world, 159 million are too short for their age, 50 million are too thin for their height, and millions suffer from deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. None of these children are...

What’s in a name? Nutrition for Growth anniversary special

8 June 2016

Since the 2013 summit in London, ‘Nutrition for Growth’ or #N4G has become a name many of us are familiar with. This successful event brought together donors, governments, businesses, civil society organisations and philanthropists together for a largely neglected cause – malnutrition. The UK government, Brazil and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)...

ACTION at the Women Deliver Conference 2016

3 June 2016

May 2016 has been an important month, with a number of key summits and meetings accelerating action towards tackling the critical global challenges that face us today. These include the World Humanitarian Summit to mobilise action to prevent and tackle humanitarian crises, the World Health Assembly to encourage Ministers of Health to adopt necessary resolutions for...

January conference call recording is now available!

14 January 2016
In 2016, we will be campaigning on three important issues on which grassroots advocacy can have real impact, and which will potentially affect the lives of millions of people: TB; nutrition; and climate risk insurance. On this month's conference call, we introduced these new campaigns to campaigners to help you plan your activities for the year. We also set you the challenge of bringing new people in to join and strengthen our movement. With more of us reaching more decision-makers, we can have...

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