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Post-2015 Nutrition Target Should Be More Ambitious

The Guardian: Getting a nutrition goal is great, but we need a more ambitious target
Glen Tarman, international advocacy director for Action Against Hunger

“Nutrition did not feature strongly enough in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Persistently high levels of hunger and undernutrition in many countries mean that these issues remain part of the MDGs’ unfinished agenda. Governments and international actors are increasingly recognizing that good nutrition is a precursor for the achievement of a wide range of development issues. … If there were half the number of children suffering from acute malnutrition in 2030 as there are now, now that would mark a significant shift from current trends. And we would be on track to end child deaths from acute malnutrition within a generation…” (10/20).

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