Undernutrition is a term which describes the various health conditions caused by the body not receiving enough energy (food) or nutrients. Undernutrition can affect people in a variety of ways; they can become too short for their age (stunted); dangerously thin (wasted); and deficient in vitamins and minerals (micronutrient deficient). Read on to find out more about undernutrition and the interventions that exist to address it.
We know that lots of you are busy planning an exciting array of Healthy Lives events to help raise awareness of malnutrition in the run up to Rio. Here are some resources you may find useful for your event, including posters, brief talking points to get your conversations started, and a model MP letter to encourage event attendees to take action.
Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments that in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. Read on to find out more about disability and the interventions that are being introduced to help create more inclusive societies.
Climate shocks – including increasingly severe and frequent droughts, heatwaves, storms and floods – are taking a disproportionate toll on people living in poverty, the majority of whom, an estimated two billion around the world, depend on smallholder farming. Climate risk insurance is an emerging tool to build resilience to extreme weather shocks among the poorest communities. Read on to find out more about climate risk insurance and how it is helping to protect millions of farmers from the impacts of climate change.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance is a global public-private partnership involving donor governments, recipient country governments, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, philanthropic organisations, civil society and the private sector. Established in 2002, Gavi works to increase access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Read on to find out more about Gavi and it’s life-changing work.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is the world’s single largest financer of AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes worldwide. It has a unique organizational structure which sees it operate as a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and the people affected by these diseases. Read on to find out more about The Global Fund and it’s live-saving work.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only global fund for education that brings together 61 developing countries with donor governments, civil society, international organizations, students, teachers, foundations, and the private sector to develop better education systems in the poorest countries and get more children in school. Read on to find out more about the GPE and how it is helping get millions more children in school.