Tackling Malnutrition: Improving Both Food and Health Systems

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly one in three people around the world had at least one form of malnutrition, and based on current trends this number is set to rise to one in every two by 2025. Now due to the COVID-19, the world risks backsliding nutrition gains with irreversible impacts on mortality and lost potential. By 2022 COVID-19 could result in an additional 11.9 million severely malnourished children. In many parts of the world, malnutrition will likely be the most deadly and long-lasting consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic – killing more people than the virus itself. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer now more than ever, in order to tackle malnutrition, an overhaul of the world’s food and health systems is needed.

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Hosted by Devex and 1,000 Days, we heard experts across the nutrition community discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition, highlighting the necessary solutions found in both health and food systems.

Watch a full recording of the webinar below.