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Congress Should Support President’s Proposed FY16 Global Health Funding, Investments In Maternal, Child Nutrition

The Hill: To end preventable deaths worldwide, we must focus on nutrition
Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network, and Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID

“…[W]e can’t end preventable child and maternal deaths without a concerted focus on nutrition. … [T]hrough efforts such as USAID’s nutrition programs and Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, we’re working to combat global hunger and malnutrition. … We are encouraged by the recent surge in support and attention around maternal and child survival, health, and good nutrition. However, there is still more to be done. … We encourage Congress to follow the president’s lead in proposing funding for global health this fiscal year for almost $2.8 billion [for USAID], including $2 billion for programs to end preventable child and maternal deaths. Congress has yet to finalize its commitment for fiscal year 2016 but we are hopeful it will send a strong signal to our other partners and donors of the importance of robust investments…” (12/1).

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