Region: Global

Healthier Pregnancies and Brighter Futures for Mothers and Babies: A global investment roadmap for

A collaborative of private philanthropies (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Eleanor Crook Foundation and Kirk Humanitarian) released a global investment roadmap designed to catalyze and prioritize action and investment in multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS). The roadmap presents an opportunity to reach at least 260 million women in 45 countries with MMS by the end of 2030, an ambition that would deliver profound health impacts for mothers and babies. The plan would save more than 600,000 lives, improve birth outcomes for more than 5 million babies, and prevent anemia in over 15 million pregnant women. At a cost of just over $4 per pregnancy (a total cost of $1.1 billion over seven years – $720 million from donors and the remainder coming from domestic resources), the roadmap would translate to monumental health gains while directing coordinated efforts to strengthen and improve health systems and antenatal care services in parallel.

2022 Breastfeeding Inspiration Guide

August 1 marks the beginning of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, celebrating the benefits of breastfeeding for families in the United States and around the world. All month long, 1,000 Days, an Initiative of FHI Solutions, and its fellow advocates will highlight breastfeeding in different communities and how we can build a landscape of breastfeeding support. Join us!

Nutrition for Growth Communication Toolkit

To celebrate the leadership of the Government of Japan as hosts of the Tokyo 2021 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, stakeholders across governments, donors, civil society, the UN, and business are joining together with a united voice to raise awareness on the urgency for recommitments on nutrition at N4G. The following toolkit arms those working to mobilize and/or make commitments at the 2021 Summit with social media assets, copy, and key messages on why we all must step up and make bold commitments at the 2021 N4G Summit December 7-8 to end malnutrition in all its forms.

The Power 4: Vitamin A Supplementation for Kids

Supplying a child with two high doses of Vitamin A every year is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect children from blindness, diarrhea, and other fatal illnesses. Learn more about Vitamin A supplementation for kids, a Power 4 nutrition intervention.

The Power 4: Specialized Foods for Wasting Treatment

Millions of children every year require wasting treatment. Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) is an energy-dense, life-saving product that gives wasted children the nutrients they need to survive. Learn more about specialized foods for wasting treatment, a Power 4 nutrition intervention.

The Power 4: Prenatal Vitamins for Pregnant Women

Despite the proven benefits of supplying pregnant women with a full dosage of multiple-micronutrient supplements (MMS), the majority of women do not have access to these critical supplements. MMS not only prevents maternal death and still births, it also increases the chances a baby will be born at a healthy weight and survive to his or her second birthday. Learn more about prenatal vitamins for pregnant women, a Power 4 nutrition intervention.

The Power 4: Breastfeeding Support

Babies get the best start at life when they drink nothing but breastmilk until they are 6 months old, and continue breastfeeding until they are 2 years old while also consuming other nutritious complementary foods. Learn more about breastfeeding, a Power 4 nutrition intervention.

2021 Breastfeeding Inspiration Guide

August 1st marks the beginning of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, celebrating the benefits of breastfeeding for families in the United States and around the world. All month long, 1,000 Days and its fellow advocates will be highlighting breastfeeding in different communities and how we can build a landscape of breastfeeding support.

Nutrition for Growth Year of Action Advocacy Toolkit

Good nutrition is a human right and is fundamental to health and well-being. To support the nutrition advocacy community to continue building momentum during this 2021 Nutrition Year of Action, please visit the Nutrition Year of Action Advocacy toolkit bringing together a bevy of priority messages, resources, and social graphics to amplify key asks from ICAN and SUN CSN colleagues. The toolkit aims to inspire collective action on global nutrition towards the Tokyo Summit and other key commitment-making moments this year, including the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit in July and the Summit in September.