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Proper nutrition improves children’s health and the quality of their lives for years to come. Two billion people in the developing world suffer due to poor nutrition. We’re working to improve diets of people in the developing world and ensure proper nutrition for young children and mothers.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end this scourge

Sue talks about eradicating malnutrition from India, and also discusses the adverse effects of malnutrition on the future of children. India is home to the most number of stunted children, and those who survive such health problems face a different set of difficulties in their adulthood. She also refers to when Bill Gates had stated that if he had a magic wand and could solve any problem, he would solve the problem of malnutrition.

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Developing Local Nutrition Stars: Using Participatory Video to Promote Better Nutrition

Locally produced videos are helping rural communities in Africa and Asia improve hygiene and nutrition.

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How Bt Maize Can Help Us End Food Insecurity in Africa

There is no single answer to ending food insecurity in Africa. But if the 230 million Africans who are now undernourished are to get the food they need, reducing the damage pests do to crops, safely and sustainably, must be a big part of the solution.

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How buckets and digital gingerbread are beating child malnutrition in Ghana

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 44 million children under five are either overweight or obese. At the same time in low and middle income countries one in five children are stunted due to the poor diets.

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Ideas Wanted: New Ways to Reduce Childhood Pneumonia Deaths

If we hope to see fewer children dying of pneumonia in the next 15 years, the same way we have in the previous 15, we will need to pay more attention to this overlap and the role of undernutrition in pneumonia.

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