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Almost half of the world’s population lives each day on the equivalent of just a few dollars. In 2010, 1.2 billion people tried to feed and clothe their families, put roofs over their heads and pay for healthcare and other essential services with less than $1.25 a day. About 3 billion people lived on less than $4 a day. That’s why at the World Bank, our goals are as enormous as the challenges...
This post by Monica Woldt and Gilles Bergeron (FANTA/FHI 360) originally appeared on USAID’s IMPACT blog (http://blog.usaid.gov/). Reposted with permission. ​This blog is part of a series to coincide with A Promise Renewed in the Americas:  ”Reducing Inequalities in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Summit“ during September 10-12 in Panama. What does it REALLY take to ensure young children...
One of the key areas of focus for the Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Scaling Up Nutrition (CSO-SUN) in Zambia has been around reforming the existing programmes in the agriculture sector to increase their effect on nutrition. To increase uptake of reformed programmes, we are helping to raise and create demand for improved nutrition among the Zambia population, who still focus on food...
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It is not justifiable for any child to die of malnutrition in the first 1000 days of their lives. Improving the nutrition of women of childbearing age and young children is critical. Poor nutrition during the 1000 day period from conception through the first two years of life adversely affects the development of the child’s brain and body, severely compromising growth, learning, and future health...
Dr. Robert Black of Johns Hopkins University, who spoke at the Bread for the World Institute/Concern Worldwide “Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling up Nutrition” event in Washington, DC on June 10, 2013, recently authored an article offering the opinion of the Lancet’s Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN) Study Group on how best to build momentum for impact (registration required to read...

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