Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues

Meeting Promotes Partnership To End Malnutrition In First 1,000 Days Of Life

Government officials, nutrition and health experts, as well as civil society advocates from around the world, met in Washington, D.C., on Monday to promote the 1,000 Days Partnership, which launched in September 2010, VOA News reports in a piece featuring quotes from U.S. officials about efforts to end child deaths from malnutrition (DeCapua, 6/13).

The event, titled, “1,000 Days to Scale Up Nutrition for Mothers & Children: Building Political Commitment,” was organized by Bread for the World and Concern Worldwide and aimed to “highlight the role civil society organizations can play in supporting efforts to scale up nutrition programs and efforts globally,” according to a press release issued by both organizations (6/10).

In a post on USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Paul Weisenfeld, who heads the agency’s Bureau for Food Security, writes that the U.S. government is “strategically focusing our nutrition efforts on this 1,000 day window to help ensure that pregnant mothers and their children are afforded a better, healthier, more prosperous and happy future” (6/13).