GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.2 – Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We applaud this report for adopting a life-course approach to ending obesity. Many countries now suffer from the “double burden” of malnutrition—growing numbers of people are overweight…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.1 – Maternal, infant and young child nutrition

The Global Health Council in collaboration with 1,000 Days urges the World Health Assembly to support the resolution to strongly endorse the WHO Guidance to End Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. The Guidance puts forward evidence-based, common sense recommendations which will protect the wellbeing of mothers and children throughout the world.…

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Investing in Nutrition: The Foundation for Development

The world is currently not on track to achieve any of the six global nutrition targets that were agreed to by WHO in 2012. The World Bank, Results for Development, and 1,000 Days, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, did an in-depth costing analysis and investment…

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