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‘Seize The Opportunity’ Of Nutrition Summit

“Over the last 50 years, the global community has made amazing progress reducing poverty, extreme hunger, and disease,” Gary Darmstadt, head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Family Health Division, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. “Yet, new research published this week in the respected medical journal, The Lancet, underscores one area — undernutrition in young children — where there is a lot more work to do,” he continues. He writes, “Building on the latest scientific research about undernutrition — and the momentum around the Nutrition for Growth summit — we must seize the opportunity and work toward a day when every child has the opportunity for a healthy start at life” (6/6).