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The Lancet Series on Maternal & Child Undernutrition Progress

February 23, 2021

Nutrition has risen significantly on the global agenda in the last decade, spurred in part by the findings from the first Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition in 2008. The follow-on Series in 2013 came at a critical time alongside the Nutrition for Growth event in London. The growth of the SUN Movement, the past...

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Nutrition Year of Action Launch Event Recap

December 15, 2020

The Nutrition for Growth Year of Action is a year-long effort to continue the momentum to tackle malnutrition in the lead up to the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Japan in late 2021. The Year of Action provides a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition. The nutrition...

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Commitment Details

December 14, 2020

New resources committed at the Year of Action launch event aim to close the gap in nutrition financing. To date, N4G mobilization efforts have generated unprecedented and impactful commitments to improve global nutrition. Here is a full list of new commitments grouped by Country Commitments, Multilateral Commitments, and NGO/CSO Commitments ...

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Global leaders commit more than US$3 billion to address hunger and nutrition crisis

December 14, 2020

OTTAWA (December 14, 2020)—The Governments of Canada and Bangladesh, in partnership with the Government of Japan, today hosted a virtual launch of the Nutrition for Growth Year of Action, setting in motion a year-long effort to address a global hunger and nutrition crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event featured more than US$3 billion...

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Postponement of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020

April 2, 2020

Official Message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Japan, as the host country of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, had planned to host the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020 in December 2020 in order to accelerate global effort to tackle malnutrition. However, in light of the continued global...

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Preparing for N4G with the Government of Japan

March 15, 2020

From Nutrition Connect’s Road to Tokyo 2020 series, an interview with Emi Inaoka, who leads the Nutrition for Growth process for the Government of Japan (GoJ), on how Nutrition for Growth will catalyse nutrition action over the next decade. How did the Government of Japan get involved with Nutrition for Growth (N4G)? ...

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2020 – The year to accelerate towards the elimination of stunting

February 13, 2020

By Martin Short, Chief Executive Officer, The Power of Nutrition “Ending malnutrition has always been a moral imperative. But it is also an economic necessity and a huge opportunity,” writes Martin Short, CEO of The Power of Nutrition, in this opinion piece about the urgency of accelerating progress towards eliminating stunting and the critical...

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Women in Burundi teach each other how to make nutritious meals. Photo by: EC / ECHO / Martin Karimi / CC BY-SA

2020 must be year of action on nutrition, advocates say: Devex

January 22, 2020

By Teresa Welsh WASHINGTON — The year 2019 saw the release of several major data-driven reports demonstrating the uphill climb to meet key international nutrition goals.The EAT-Lancet Commissionfound the world is eating a diet much toohigh in animal-source foods, anannualreportfromUNICEFrevealed thatone-third of children are malnourished, and anIPCC reportshowed...

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All nations should have universal health care: Washington Post

January 15, 2020

In December 2019, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, published an editorial in the Washington Post where they “…call on all countries to develop strong primary health-care-based health systems, to strengthen health financing and to invest in innovations related to health technologies and service delivery.” ...

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