June 7, 2013
As leaders of the G8 nations prepare to meet in London for their annual summit, a high-level meeting on Nutrition will be co-hosted by the UK, the Government of Brazil and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. This summit, which kicks-off on Saturday 8th, will bring together business leaders, scientists, governments and civil society to make the political and financial commitments needed to prevent undernutrition, enabling people and nations to prosper.
The high-level conference comes at a time when the impact of undernutrition is increasingly being highlighted by academics, the media, NGOs, national governments and other key stakeholders.
The Lancet Series published a new report this week on maternal and child undernutrition, providing startling new estimates of the numbers of children dying from malnutrition every year. The report shows that malnutrition is the underlying cause of death for 3.1 million children, accounting for at least 45% of all deaths among children under the age […]