Blog: Nutrition

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...

New Report Launch: What Works for Nutrition? Stories of Success from Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya

3 November 2015

Join RESULTS UK, Concern Worldwide, and the University of Westminster for the launching of their joint report, ‘ What works for Nutrition? Stories of Success from Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya ”. The launch will take place tomorrow, 4 November 2015, in Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament from 14:00 - 15:00 . This report discusses the drivers of progress in tackling multiple forms of malnutrition in these three countries. It also identifies some of the challenges which pose as...

Available Now: Hidden Hunger Webinar Recording

26 October 2015

Did you miss our webinar on Hidden Hunger last Tuesday? Fear not! A recording of the call is now available here: https://momentum.adobeconnect.com/_a832732884/p4via5hcz25/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal We were joined by Anushree Shiroor, our nutrition policy expert, who discussed what hidden hunger is, the impact it has on growth and development and the interventions that are used to tackle it. This was the...

World Food Day 2015: Seizing the opportunity for Adolescent Nutrition

16 October 2015

The period of pregnancy and the first two years of life are crucial for a child’s survival, development, and ability to carve a healthy and prosperous life. Over 3 million children die before their fifth birthday due to poor nutrition in early years, and over 200 million who manage to survive are unable to reach their true potential because poor nutrition has hindered their growth and development, which pushes them into a cycle of ill-health and poverty. The first 1000 days are a critical...

Global Goal 2: Ethiopia makes good progress on Millenium Development Goals

23 September 2015

On Friday the new set of ‘Global Goals’ will be signed at the U.N. General Assembly, and of the 17 goals, Goal two is fundamental for achieving many others. The aim of Goal two will be to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. [caption id="attachment_16079" align="alignleft" width="200"] Caption Community Health...

World B(r)E(a)ST-feeding Week 2015

4 August 2015

#WBW2015 Every year 1 st -7 th August is observed as the World Breastfeeding Week, to celebrate, protect, promote, and support breastfeeding . This year we observe 25 years since the Innocenti declaration (1990), which recognised that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development. Now, why do we need to dedicate one whole week to something as natural as breastfeeding?

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