Tomorrow evening, RESULTS UK along with several other coalition partners, are hosting an event in Parliament to mark the UK launch of the Generation Nutrition campaign. This new global campaign aims to see an end to child deaths from acute malnutrition. This preventable and treatable condition affects over 52 million children and claims the lives if over 1 million children a year.

GN_strapline_orange_cmykWhile we have made progress over the last 15 years – an 11% drop in rates of acute malnutrition – it has been far too slow. Treatment is available so that no child should die from this condition, including ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) and programmes such as the community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), which are highly effective and empower communities to tackle the condition in the ground. Despite the innovations in treatment, 90% of children, with the most severe and life threatening form of acute malnutrition, are unable to access these life-saving services.

Generation Nutrition is calling on governments all over the world to take urgent action in the fight against acute malnutrition to save the lives of millions of children under the age of five.

We hope you can join us for the parliamentary lunch tomorrow Wednesday 7th May, 5.15pm-7pm, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

We have a great line up of speakers, including:

  • Aminata Shamit Koroma – Director of Food and Nutrition at the Ministry of Health, Sierra Leone
  • Augustin Flory – Director of Nutrition at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Baljinder Heer –  Senior Public Health Strategist at the NHS
  • Jane Edmondson – Head of Human Development at DFID
  • Jean-Michel Grand – Executive Director at Action Against Hunger UK

If you plan to join us for the launch the event will start promptly at 5.15pm, so please allow at least 15 minutes to get through Portcullis security.

You can keep up-to-date with the speeches and activities at the launch by following us at @GenerationNutri or keeping your eyes peeled for the hashtag #GenerationNutrition.

Please RSVP to Sabrina de Souza at [email protected]