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USAID launches flagship nutrition project to reduce malnutrition

USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes through building local capacity, supporting behaviour change and strengthening enabling environments.


USAID Last Updated at 11-10-2018 21:57:04 IST
USAID launches flagship nutrition project to reduce malnutrition
  • Each year, malnutrition costs the global economy an estimated $3.5 trillion in health care costs and lost productivity. (Image Credit:Flickr)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the launch of its flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project, USAID Advancing Nutrition.

Implemented by JSI Research & Training, Inc. along with a diverse group of partners, this five-year global project will work to improve the health and nutritional status of vulnerable populations through addressing the root causes of malnutrition.

Each year, malnutrition costs the global economy an estimated $3.5 trillion in health care costs and lost productivity. Yet nutrition interventions offer some of the highest returns on investment - with every $1 invested resulting in up to $35 in economic gain.

Committed to supporting country-led efforts to enhance nutrition, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes through building local capacity, supporting behaviour change and strengthening enabling environments. By scaling up efforts to reduce malnutrition, with a focus on the critical period between pregnancy and a child's second birthday, USAID Advancing Nutrition supports the Agency's efforts to save lives and promote strong, productive citizens and self-reliant societies.


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