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  • Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Jan 26, 2017  | 

    The World Economic Forum bills its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, as the "foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top private sector leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas." The Forum’s mission, improving the state of the world, has typically focused on various aspects of private sector led macro-economic growth. Read more

  • Ending the TB EpidemicInvesting in NutritionThe Power of Vaccines Grace Virtue, Ph.D.

    Extreme poverty in Haiti: Why we must do more to end it

    Posted by Grace Virtue, Ph.D. on Jan 23, 2017  | 

    Throughout the world, particularly in the Global South, millions of people begin each day struggling with how to satisfy their most basic needs. Where to get food or water. Making do with non-existent or communal sanitary facilities. Limited or no access to dental or medical care. High exposure to contagious diseases. The constant threat of conflict or disasters — which is never far removed from situations of extreme poverty. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Dec 06, 2016  | 

    Of the many issues relevant to international development and poverty reduction, which would you rank as being the most important? According to Dr Jim Kim, World Bank President, the biggest single issue in development is that one in four children suffer from stunting (being well below average height for their age), an indicator of chronic malnutrition among children. Read more

  • Posted by Nandini Pillai on Aug 12, 2016  | 

    On the eve of the Olympic opening ceremony, Brazil, the UK, and Japan, hosted a Nutrition for Growth (N4G) event to discuss global progress made in tackling malnutrition and the need for increased investments and political commitments. ACTION also released an update to the N4G scorecard, which calls for bold new pledges at the next N4G summit at a re-commitment to delivering on 2013 pledges. Read more

  • Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Apr 13, 2016  | 

    Today, ACTION proudly launched a new scorecard in our accountability series. The ACTION Following the Funding: Nutrition for Growth scorecard was developed to track the ambition and delivery of funding commitments made at the 2013 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit. Read more

  • Investing in Nutrition Kate Goertzen

    ACTION Wrap Up: SUN Global Gathering

    Posted by Kate Goertzen on Nov 13, 2015  | 

    This year’s SUN Global Gathering was a jam-packed convening of governments, civil society, UN, donors, and private sector allies for nutrition. Read more

  • Posted by ACTION Guest on Oct 10, 2015  | 

    Inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities have implications for not only a girl’s health but also reaching wider development goals. Read more

  • Posted by ACTION Guest on Aug 12, 2015  | 

    Dyan Aimee Mabunga-Rodgriguez, nutrition advocate from the Philippines, discusses the role of advocacy to ensure all children in the Phillippines are given a healthy start to life. Read more