This brief provides the reader with information and key messages to transform health systems towards the integration of essential nutrition actions as an important component for achieving quality universal health coverage (UHC). It reinforces the understanding that malnutrition in all its forms threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Six concrete steps are proposed to integrate nutrition-related interventions into national health systems, which will improve the coverage and quality of essential nutrition actions, leaving no one behind. This brief is intended for stakeholders involved in national health systems, nutrition action and UHC, including decision-makers in government ministries, as well as community leaders, members of civil society organizations and United Nations System agency representatives, among others. It calls on them to engage in global discussions on UHC; make policy and financial commitments for the integration of nutrition interventions into national UHC plans; and to progressively expand the list of available nutrition actions as more resources become available.
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