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Improving Childhood Nutrition Will Help Lower Global Child Mortality

Quartz: Bill Gates: Keep up the momentum against child mortality
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“…It’s vital that the new [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] keep child mortality as a primary area of focus — and that they establish clear, aggressive benchmarks for further progress. … However, we need to summon the will and the resources to get the job done. In particular, we must contend with the problem of malnutrition. … This strong link between malnutrition and child mortality is a major reason why our foundation is committing to a new nutrition strategy that focuses on the nations where the need is greatest…” (6/3).

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