Developing strategies to end hunger

Senator Frist Spreads the Word About What's at Stake in Global Nutrition

Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwide U.S. are in the final stage of preparations for "Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutriton," taking place June 10 in Washington, DC. Bread has invited leaders from nongovernmental organizations, nutrition experts, and decision makers from developing countries; high-level leaders from the U.S. government and international development organizations are also expected to participate. Participants will focus both on the big picture -- why it's so important to ensure good nutrition during the "1,000 Days," the window between pregnancy and age 2 -- and on the nuts and bolts work by civil society that is helping to save the lives and futures of millions of children at risk of malnutrition.

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist -- who is also a surgeon -- published an opinion piece in The Hill today that makes the case for U.S. assistance for global nutrition to a Capitol Hill audience. This is an important moment to get the word out, with the approach  of "Nutrition for Growth," a pledge conference taking place in London on June 8.

The name of our June 10 event reflects the importance of making sure that the pledges made on June 8 are honored. Political commitments must, indeed, be sustained so that the basic, affordable steps that prevent early childhood malnutrition are actually scaled up to reach all in need.


« Timeline: An Eventful First 1,000 Days (and then some) Countdown to the MDG Deadline - What Is New? »


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Senator Frist Spreads the Word About What's at Stake in Global Nutrition:

Stay Connected

Bread for the World