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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

  • 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

  • The Power of Vaccines Heather Teixeira

    We can end pneumonia now

    Posted by Heather Teixeira on Nov 11, 2016  | 

    Last year, nearly a million children under five around the globe died from pneumonia. Despite a vaccine and antibiotic treatment that makes pneumonia both preventable and easily treated, it kills more children each year than either HIV, tuberculosis, or malaria. It’s unconscionable that children still die in such large numbers from something we can prevent and treat. On Saturday, November 12th, we will observe World Pneumonia Day to raise awareness of this injustice. 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 on Jun 08, 2015  | 

    For one in four children in the world, and up to one in two children in East African countries, chronic malnutrition will lead to permanent stunting of their brains and bodies. Read more

  • Investing in Nutrition Kate Goertzen

    Following the Funding on Nutrition

    Posted by Kate Goertzen on Apr 15, 2015  | 

    Today, ACTION is proud to launch a new scorecard in our accountability series! The online tracker evaluates the ambition and delivery of funding commitments made at the 2013 Nutrition for Growth event. Read more