World Leaders Make the Case for Investing in Nutrition

On April 17, global development leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. to lay out the research from a new groundbreaking study that gives policymakers and advocates a roadmap for how the world can accelerate progress against malnutrition. Bill Gates – co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – delivered the event’s keynote address, highlighting the … Continued

Investing in Nutrition: The Foundation for Development

Malnutrition kills millions of children every year and robs millions more of the opportunity to reach their full potential. This global crisis requires global action in order to give every child a fair start to life. In 2012, world leaders committed to reaching six global nutrition targets by 2025. Yet, reaching these targets in the … Continued

Why Invest in Nutrition

Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and it starts by investing in the first 1,000 days. Malnutrition kills millions of children every year and robs millions more of the opportunity to reach their full potential. This global crisis requires global action in order to give every child a fair start to life. In 2012, … Continued

5 Ways Investing in Good Nutrition is Working

The scale of malnutrition can be overwhelming. Every year it kills over 3 million children under the age of 5 and leaves another 159 million stunted. Yet, the world holds the solutions to prevent malnutrition. When individuals, communities and organizations come together to focus their efforts on improving nutrition, women are healthier, children can survive … Continued

Marching for Nutrition on Capitol Hill

This week 1,000 Days and our partners came together on Capitol Hill to tell Congress why 2016 is the year to invest in global nutrition and reinforce the critical importance of U.S. government leadership to bring an end to malnutrition in all its forms. We met with 15 Congressional offices, including both Democrats and Republicans. … Continued

The Lancet Breastfeeding Series

Released January 2016, The Lancet Breastfeeding Series highlights the significant economic and health benefits for both rich and poor countries alike when governments support breastfeeding through meaningful investments and programs.  Based on a growing body of evidence, the Series finds the global costs of lower cognitive ability associated with not breastfeeding amount to more than $300 billion each year, … Continued

1,000 Days Reacts to President’s Budget Request

Today, President Obama released his budget request for fiscal year 2017. Below is the reaction from Lucy Sullivan, 1,000 Days’ Executive Director: We are deeply disappointed by the Obama Administration’s final budget request for fiscal year 2017 (FY17) of $108.5 million for nutrition within the Global Health Programs Account.  When 45 percent of child deaths … Continued

Urging Congress to Get with the (Paid) Leave Program

Last September 1,000 Days launched a petition on Facebook urging Congress to get with the (paid) leave program. And Americans responded in record breaking numbers! On Thursday, February 4, 1,000 Days and our friends at the National Partnership for Women & Families had the honor of delivering over 230,000 petition signatures from all 50 states … Continued

Ending Malnutrition by 2030: A call to action to all government leaders

In September 2015, world leaders agreed to a historic goal: end malnutrition by 2030. In order to meet this target, governments around the globe must make nutrition a funding priority. The Call to Action to End Malnutrition—signed by more than 80 leading international organizations—urges leaders to increase investments to end malnutrition. Translations: French, Spanish and … Continued

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