Malnutrition is linked to 45% of deaths of children under 5 and is the single biggest risk factor in deaths of women globally. Rates of malnutrition are rising amidst the pandemic, and at the same time, the UK’s funding for nutrition has been cut drastically.
Now is a crucial time for governments to invest in improving global nutrition, so we need to show them it’s a priority. The Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit is happening in Tokyo on 7–8 December, and it’s crucial for all countries to show up and signal they are taking this global health emergency seriously.
For over a year, we’ve been calling on the UK to recommit to reaching 50 million women and children with nutrition programmes by 2025. But the UK Government still hasn’t made a pledge to enable nutrition programmes to continue. Join us for a final push to urge the UK to make (and register) commitments before the N4G summit.
This month, work together to hold an advocacy event or activity as a group, with the aim of getting as many letters as possible sent to new Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss.
1. Check out the Action Sheet to find out why this campaign matters now, and the Background Sheets for information and ideas for organising and running your event. Then reach out to fellow campaigners to start planning.
If you need any support taking this action, please reach out to the Campaigns team on [email protected].
Image: RESULTS UK. Youth Leaders for Nutrition Webster and Bormey calling for leaders to #InvestInNutrition.