Children, Food Security and Nutrition
At least 3.5 million under-five deaths annually and more than 10% of global disease can be attributed to under nutrition.
More than 20 programmes in five regions are working to halt preventable deaths caused by child hunger and poor nutrition. Interventions range from providing low cost nutritional packages that can save lives and promote healthy development to engaging with pregnant and lactating mothers ensuring they are healthy and aware of key nutrition issues. Advocacy for mainstreaming children’s right to food into national plans and policies is also a key element of the fight against under nutrition.
With US$134.5 million allocated to 24 joint programmes, this area is our largest representing almost 20% of the MDG-F’s work. Our efforts contribute to achieving the MDG goals of reducing child mortality and eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.
Analysis of key findings and achievements
This report captures the main achievements and experiences of the MDG-F’s programmes in this thematic window and presents their impact on the lives of communities across five regions. Prepared by an independent expert, the study is based on extensive desk reviews, interviews with selected joint programmes, and a thorough analysis and synthesis of inputs and contributions.
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