New analyses published in The Lancet have brought sobering predictions of more babies and children dying from preventable diseases, and particularly child malnutrition, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all must make the time to understand the data; affirm the strategies that have the greatest impact; and unite together to achieve results.
Panelists for the dialogue included.
- Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Dr. Meseret Zelalem, Director for Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition at the Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
- Roger Thurow, journalist, author and Senior Fellow of Global Food and Agriculture at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Co-sponsored by Bread for the World, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and 1,000 Days, we heard first-hand accounts from a doctor on the front lines; from a researcher who is a core member of the Standing Together for Nutrition coalition and studying program adaptations in the context of the pandemic; and from a storyteller who will share best practices (and turnkey resources) to bring these stories to life that will inspire our leaders to act.