Next U.S. President Should Commit To Increasing Investments In Global Nutrition
The Hill: It’s time for the U.S. to lead on combating global malnutrition
Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands
“…[Malnutrition] is not a complex disease where we need to develop new treatments, build new clinics and health infrastructure, or educate patients on prevention and medication adherence. But it is a health challenge that requires bold leadership and the commitment of greater resources from developing and developed countries. The United States should lead the way, and our next president has a unique opportunity to mobilize the global community around this critical issue. … If we don’t turn the tide against global malnutrition, we will suffer the consequences of millions of lives lost unnecessarily and a generation of mothers and children in the developing world that never achieve their God-given potential. The next U.S. president has a unique opportunity to make global nutrition a top priority for the U.S. and for our international partners, perhaps with the first big moment coming at the G7 in Italy next May. Increasing U.S. investments in global nutrition by $350 million per year over the next decade would be one of the smartest and most cost-effective decisions that our next president could make upon assuming office” (11/4).