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A billion people suffer from chronic malnutrition and more than 2.4 million children will die this year as a result. Despite major progress in other areas, nutrition is an issue widely overlooked on the development agenda. Stunting rates have stagnated in Africa over the past two decades at an unacceptably high level of 40%.
The results are devastating - malnutrition leads to irreversibly stunted development and shorter, less productive lives. Less productive lives mean no escape from poverty.
ONE is calling on world leaders to make measurable commitments to reduce chronic malnutrition by 2016 and help 25 million children reach their full potential.
How can it be that 40% of Africa's children are so chronically malnourished by the age of five that they wil lnever fully thrive, physically recover or mentally develop - a statistic that has not improved in two decades, despite so much other development progress? MORE
50 million people could be locked in extreme poverty and 15 million children could remain chronically malnourished unless world leaders take urgent action to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. MORE
This blog post by Jennifer Nielsen was originally published on Seed to Sight, Helen Keller International's blog, for Breastfeeding Awareness Month. My job as HKI’s senior program manager for nutrition and health is, in some ways, not unlike that of advertising executive. I sell a product. In my ... More
World Food Programme Field Officer Stephanie Savariaud reports from Ethiopia, where she is based. “I heard about sweet potatoes on the radio, and we talked about them at my school’s science club, but I have never eaten one before. I am waiting for the sweet potatoes in our school ... More
As fall begins to unfold in all its chilly glory, we are all going to be seeking some hearty and nutritious food to get us through the cold nights - and nothing fits that bill better than the star of our campaign to end child malnutrition, the humble sweet potato. Photo ... More
While other awesome ONE world Food Day events took place around lunch last week, San Francisco ONE members, partners and friends woke up early to serve local bakery Sweet Construction’s awesome sweet potato muffins to customers at ING Direct Cafe on Post Street. Political advocate Christine Pelosi and Mom ... More
This piece was written by Erin Kennedy, advocacy technical adviser for CARE’s Gender and Empowerment Unit“Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.” Frank Sinatra’s famous refrain didn’t invent the notion that marital bliss is based on a deep and mutual emotional bond, but ... More
ONE members, staffers and supporters gathered at Chef Spike Mendelsohn's restaurant We, The Pizza on Capitol Hill for World Food Day last week. ONE CEO Michael Elliott and ONE Mom Community Partner Stacey Ferguson joined Chef Spike, a former Top Chef contestant, to discuss the value of nutrition. Guests ... More
The sweet potato stars in new campaign to fight malnutrition. MORE
New report from ONE shows agriculture plans could lift 50 million people out of poverty; Nutrition package could save 15 million children from stunting MORE