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Neil Watkins

Title Program Officer
Organization The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Neil Watkins is a Program Officer in the Program Advocacy team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he focuses on nutrition and agriculture. He manages a portfolio of grants for nutrition and agriculture advocacy and recently led the development of the foundation's first nutrition advocacy strategy. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in October 2012, Watkins served as Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid USA, an international anti-poverty agency working in nearly 50 countries. 

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Food for Thought: Malnutrition Hurts a Child's Ability to Learn, Earn

A new report out today by Save the Children UK, Food for Thought, draws the links between malnutrition and a child’s potential to learn and thrive. A key finding of the report: Malnourished children aged 8 are 20% less likely to be able to read a simple sentence than their well-nourished peers.

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