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A New Approach to Combating Global Poverty and Malnutrition through the USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy
1,000 Days • Action Against Hunger • Bread for the World • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs • ChildFund International • Helen Keller International • InterAction • International Medical Corps • PATH • RESULTS • Save the Children • The Hunger Project • The World Food Program USA • World Vision in cooperation with:
Rep. Ander Crenshaw and Rep. Adam Smith, Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance
Rep. Betty McCollum and Rep. Dave Reichert, Co-Chairs, Congressional Global Health Caucus
Invite you to a briefing with
USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah
Featuring a panel discussion moderated by Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food Policy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
DATE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
ROOM: 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building
Additional speakers include:
Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children
Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank
John Hoddinott , Deputy Director, Poverty Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund
Ambassador Bill Garvelink, Senior Advisor, Global Strategy, International Medical Corps
Richard Greene, Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
David Beckmann, President and CEO, Bread for the World
Sam Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction
Malnutrition stymies economic development and keeps families and societies locked in a cycle of hunger and poverty. The right nutrition during the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday provides the building blocks for a child’s survival and development, leading to a lifetime of health and economic benefits for themselves, their families and their communities.
The new USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy identifies nutrition as the essential bridge between agriculture and health that enables millions of children to reach their full potential, and positions U.S. development and global health policy to reach its goals. The strategy builds on U.S. leadership at the global level to help scale up nutrition. It is a roadmap to accelerate progress towards reductions in child stunting and ending preventable maternal and child deaths through high impact, targeted investments and partnerships.
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