On June 8th 2013, RESULTS was celebrating the success of the ‘Nutrition for Growth’ event; world leaders had come together in London and pledged $4.1 billion for tackling the global scourge of undernutrition, with the UK alone promising £655 million in new money.
We were delighted, never before had such a grand statement of intent been made for ending the global scourge of undernutrition. And it couldn’t have come at a more pressing moment: globally undernutrition is responsible for 45% of all under five deaths; and over 165 million children have stunted growth due to poor nutrition.
Since then, when the cameras had gone and the celebrities had left Hyde Park, things have gone a little quiet. The UK has been slow to announce where the new money will be spent, while momentum on introducing the policies which can help end undernutrition have been slow to emerge. This month we’re tackling both of these problems, building public pressure ahead of the June 8th anniversary, and launching a global campaign to ensure that the policies to end undernutrition are being drawn up and implemented around the world.