The U.S. Contribution to Ending Global Malnutrition

June 21, 2017

We have a new opportunity in 2017 to speed up global progress against malnutrition among pregnant women and young children. Worldwide, maternal and child malnutrition causes millions of deaths each year. In some countries, it holds entire generations back from reaching their economic potential. The United States has been critical to global nutrition efforts for decades. We must continue to be a leader and honor our commitments. Losing U.S. momentum now would stall global progress, putting current and future generations in unnecessary danger of death or lifelong disability.

Key Points

  • Helping countries end maternal and child malnutrition is in the U.S. national and strategic interest.Now is the time to act in order to accelerate progress quickly enough to end malnutrition by 2030.
  • While the trends show progress on maternal and child nutrition, the continuation of progress is vulnerable if the U.S. government steps back.
  • Congressional leadership is critical to ensuring that the United States keeps its commitments, supporting country-led efforts to improve nutrition among mothers and their young children.

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