Brazil’s Experience Shows Long-Term Political Commitment Vital To Improving Food Security, Nutrition
Huffington Post: Reaching Nutrition Goals: A Marathon, Not A Sprint
Mesfin Teklu, vice president for health and nutrition at World Vision International
“…One day before the [Olympic Games’] Opening Ceremonies, leaders will gather at Casa Brasil for the Nutrition for Growth event — a key moment and important opportunity to help solve the Olympic-sized problem of child malnutrition. … [Brazil] has significantly improved food security and nutrition over the past few decades. Brazil’s approach shows that long-term political commitment can deliver real results … Increased investment in nutrition is urgently needed if we hope to scale up action to meet the hunger and nutrition goals, save lives, and improve economies. … I hope and pray that, under Brazil’s leadership, other governments and many other crucial actors will take full advantage of the Nutrition for Growth event and forthcoming pledging summit; that they will all consider this a golden opportunity to make real strides in the marathon effort needed to end malnutrition and build a hunger free world” (8/4).
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