The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted the first ever Goalkeepers event on September 20, highlighting progress toward the SDGs and announcing a set of “accelerators”—including The Power of Nutrition—that are catalyzing investments and innovations to achieve these goals. The event also launched the first Goalkeepers Report, an annual progress check on the SDGs. The […]
Success in ending hunger and undernutrition depends on country-owned and country-led strategies and investments. On October 4, 2017, the International Food Policy Research Institute organized two events in Dhaka, Bangladesh, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the critical poverty, hunger, and malnutrition issues that the country faces and chart a path forward to accelerate progress.
A new report from the Malabo Montpellier Panel, “Nourished: How Africa Can Build a Future Free from Hunger and Malnutrition,” reviews progress in reducing malnutrition levels in Africa. The report draws lessons from successful interventions such as breastfeeding and biofortification, and presents case studies from seven African countries that have been particularly successful in reducing […]
The Bangladesh National Nutrition Council, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the Second National Plan of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025 that was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders. Its goal is to improve the nutritional status of all citizens and reduce all forms of malnutrition, with a focus on children, adolescent girls, pregnant women […]
Breastfeeding is a critical component of infant and young child feeding, providing protection against child morbidity and associated with enhanced human capital in adulthood. Support for breastfeeding is gaining momentum across the globe as highlighted during this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, which took place August 1 – 7. The Malawi Ministry of Health encouraged breast […]