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Nutrition for Growth: ICAN UK's Recommendations to the UK Government


Nearly half of all deaths of children under five are attributable to undernutrition. Malnutrition is a hurdle right at the start of a child’s development. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to slow progress and risks pushing more children into malnourishment. Despite a strong position as a global...

Time for Action - A renewed UK commitment to nutrition

The UK has played an active role in tackling malnutrition since founding the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) initiative, alongside Japan and Brazil, and hosting the first ever Nutrition for Growth summit in 2013. The December 2021 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit is a crucial opportunity to pledge...

Malnutrition is sexist - The determinants of nutrition for women and girls


Malnutrition is the single largest cause of death among women. Women and girls living with lower incomes face more barriers to accessing healthy food than men. To realise women and girls’ rights, gender equality should be considered as a social determinant of nutrition.

This briefing aims...

Nutrition as a Human Right: adopting a rights-based approach to food in the context of COVID-19


In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic provoked a global health crisis, with a significant impact on the existing burden of malnutrition. Now, many more children will face an unprecedented nutrition crisis and are at risk of death from preventable causes.

Taking necessary measures to tackle the...

Invest in nutrition to ensure children meet their potential, say UK public


A recent poll found that the majority of the UK public support calls for the UK Government to step up in the fight against malnutrition. The poll comes on World Food Day, as charities urgently press the Government to renew their commitments to tackle global malnutrition, which are set to expire...

What works for Nutrition? Stories of Success from Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya


This report discusses the drivers of progress in tackling multiple forms of malnutrition in these three countries: Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya. It also identifies some of the challenges which pose as barriers to sustaining progress. Finally, it makes recommendations for key stakeholders such as governments of high burden countries, donor governments, development partners, and civil society, on their role to promote further success.

Nutrition Aid Architecture: How Could Improvements in Financing Mechanisms Galvanise the Global Effort?


This report analyses the complex web of financing for nutrition, the ‘nutrition aid architecture,’ in the world today. Presently, there are a number of exciting new financing mechanisms being developed and we consider these, alongside current mechanisms, to determine how nutrition finance can be expanded, so as to prevent millions of children dying every year. RESULTS has produced this report as a contribution to the debate on how to improve the flow of resources and increase the amount of funding going to this essential area.

Undernutrition in the land of rice - why there should be a nutrition goal in the post-2015 framework, the case from Cambodia


This report, the third in a series on nutrition from RESULTS, focuses on the nutrition situation in Cambodia - a country with rapid economic growth but stagnant progress on reducing national levels of undernutrition. The report looks at the nutrition situation in Cambodia; considers the reasons that economic growth doesn't necessarily coincide with a reduction in undernutrition; then sets out some possible next steps and recommendations for various stakeholders engaged in public health work in Cambodia.

"You can't study if you're hungry" Report of Parliamentary Delegation to Tanzania


In November 2013 Mark Williams MP and Cathy Jamieson MP visited nutrition and education programmes in Tanzania, accompanied by staff from RESULTS UK. The aim of the delegation was to assess how Tanzania is addressing major development challenges related to early childhood development including undernutrition and its impact on children’ s ability to learn.

Support Still Needed: Health Progress & Donor Assistance in Ethiopia


This report is a short summary of the findings of the parliamentary delegation to Ethiopia in October 2015.


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