David Fleming, vice president for public health impact at PATH, discusses the importance of a multisector response to malnutrition, overnutrition and micronutrient deficiency.
With more health issues caused by nutritional problems than any other risk factor, nutrition is a leading target for intervention. So what are some of the best long-term solutions?
Devex sat down with David Fleming, vice president for public health impact at PATH, at Women Deliver in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May, and discussed the importance of a multisector response to malnutrition, overnutrition and micronutrient deficiency.
When you think about really sustainable solutions, you have to be thinking about the private sector, Fleming told Devex global development reporter Helen Morgan.
Tackling the issue requires ingenuity and innovation and there are already a number of innovative ways nutrition can be improved — by growing food closer to cities, or scaling up food fortification efforts, for example. It’s by taking advantage of these approaches that we can be successful, he said.
Watch the video above for more solutions-oriented ideas to improving nutrition and learn more about the importance of a multisector response.