How Good Nutrition Can Empower Children in India

Megha Mittal | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Megha Mittal

Malnutrition is everyone's business but often seems to be nobody's responsibility. That is why leadership is so important. Unicef has taken the lead, and with governments and partners, made the reduction of child malnutrition their responsibility, inspiring others, including myself, to do so as well.

Childhood Under Attack in Yemen

David Bull | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK
David Bull

The conflict in Yemen is a tragedy for the country's children. I wish I could make it stop. Despite the dangers and difficulties, Unicef staff are in the country and working day and night delivering vital, life-saving supplies, immunising children, providing emergency nutrition and clean water, and helping children wherever we can. Unicef only have a fraction of the funds we need and are stretched thin. We can help more children but only with your support.

Why Unicef Won't Rest Until We Reach Every Child in Danger

David Bull | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
David Bull

For too long, the world has tolerated widespread violence against children that leaves millions of children unsafe in their homes, schools and communities, presenting a significant barrier towards reaching overall development aims. Chad, for example, has the third highest rate of child marriage in the world. Child marriage often compromises a girl's development by resulting in early pregnancy and social isolation, interrupting her schooling, limiting her opportunities for career and vocational advancement and placing her at increased risk of domestic violence... The future of countries like Chad depend on us ensuring that the promises we make to the world's children in September are upheld, and that we fulfil our commitment to ensure that no child is left behind, no matter their circumstance.

We're Tackling the Top Ten Food Waste Usual Suspects, and Getting Healthier in the Process

Mike Coupe | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Mike Coupe

We know that our customers expect the very best from us. As retailers we're expected to lead the way when it comes to matters of nutrition, sourcing and sustainability - and that's right. Right now, supply chain donation is a pioneering approach. Hopefully it won't be another twenty years before we see the industry following suit.

No Guarantees in South Sudan's Deadly Conflict

Aimee Ansari | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Aimee Ansari

Walking into the CARE supported clinic in Pariang, I see a little girl with edema - her belly is swollen because she hasn't got enough to eat. It's been a long time since I've seen a child with edema, and I certainly didn't expect to see one in this part of the country. Of all the places that CARE supports health care, Pariang, in Unity state, has traditionally been the least food insecure.

Promises, Promises... How Are We Doing on Malnutrition?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Oxley

In the UK this has been a week of big promises. With the general election just around the corner, we saw the launch of the manifestos of all three major political parties setting out what they will do to make life better if they are elected...

Improving Nutrition: Private Sector's Place at the Table

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

The road to good nutrition will require collaboration across multiple sectors - from NGOs to civil society to government. And the private sector has a role to play and unique contributions to make, from product development to supply chain management to consumer behavior.

It's Time to Focus on Nutrition

Aaron Oxley | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Oxley

It is sadly true that one of the biggest and most neglected challenges facing the global community is still malnutrition, specifically undernutrition. It affects more people than any single disease and is an underlying cause of nearly half of all child deaths. In the global fight to end suffering and reduce poverty, tackling undernutrition will have a significant and lasting impact.

We Need to Ensure Food Quality and Quantity If We Want to Tackle Hunger in All Its Forms

Rose Caldwell | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

Hidden hunger is caused by a lack of nutritious food and results in insufficient essential vitamins and minerals being absorbed into the body. It can have long-term, irreversible health effects as well as socioeconomic consequences that can erode a person's well-being and development. By affecting people's productivity, it can also take a toll on countries' economies...

Preaching Isn't Working!

Nigel Denby | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

It's something I never thought I would suggest, but a daily vitamin and mineral supplement for everyone could be a simple, and precise, solution to Britain's greatest health problem. The over fed and undernourished both lack vital nutrients for good health.

Closing the Gap for Post-2015: New Ambition for Acute Malnutrition

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Sabrina de Souza

Nutrition is both a maker and marker of development. Yet, undernutrition continues to hamper the ability of children to live happy, healthy lives and reach their full potential. Millions of children - 52 million to be exact - suffer from acute malnutrition.

Britain In 2014 Still Has Poor Hospitalised For Malnutrition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Brits are suffering from malnutrition because people simply cannot afford food, experts have warned David Cameron. Figures released earlier this mo...

Even in Wealthy Nations, Malnutrition Is a Serious Public Health Problem

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Malnutrition happens in wealthy countries in part because access to nutritious food depends on income. There are proven policies governments can embrace to eliminate nutrition inequities, improve health and increase prosperity. Food fortification is one such policy.

Ending Child Malnutrition: Never Before Have We Been So Forearmed

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sabrina de Souza

That said, we have to remember that while money is necessary, it is not sufficient on it's own to tackle undernutrition. Last year was also an opportunity to share best practices, learn from each others successes and share new innovations that could bolster nutrition efforts.

Generation Nutrition - If We Act Now, We Can End Child Deaths From Hunger in Our Lifetime

Glen Tarman | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Glen Tarman

We know that if we can make governments change the way they set their priorities, children's lives will be saved. We need to ensure that the issue of acute malnutrition doesn't only hit the headlines when natural disasters strike or when war erupts.

Rwanda - 20 Years on From the Genocide

Rose Caldwell | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

In the immediate aftermath of the genocide it was hard for me, as a young accountant volunteering with Concern Worldwide in East Africa, to imagine that Rwanda would ever achieve the level of peace, stability and economic recovery that it has today.

Tackling Obesity and Hidden Hunger: How Industry Can Step Up

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Cancer. Stroke. Heart disease. Diabetes. These and other noncommunicable diseases are becoming leading causes of death and disease worldwide. And nutrition plays a significant role.

Tackling Obesity and Hidden Hunger: How Industry Can Step Up

Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Manfred Eggersdorfer

A new report from UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute shows that globally, one in three adults was overweight or obese in 2008, an increase of 23% since 1980. In the developing world, the number of overweight or obese adults more than tripled from 250million to 904million.

The Role of Resilience in Achieving Food and Nutrition Security

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK
Sabrina de Souza

When countries face crises, such as droughts, floods and famines, it can leave thousands, sometimes millions of people, without access to food or liv...

World Food Day 2013 - What Are You Doing?

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

World Food Day - is this the day we all get to go to McDonalds and gorge on a Big Mac followed by a giant bag of Haribo sweets and celebrate food? No, it's about raising awareness of food related global issues.

Education Transforms

Pauline Rose | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

People around the world know that education is the key to a better life. Voters from over 190 countries who responded to the United Nations My World survey said providing a good education for all was the best way to build a better world. There's a huge gap between that goal and reality, however: 250million children are still being denied a chance to learn the basics.

Access for All

Claire Blackburn | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Claire Blackburn

The treatment of malnutrition has revolutionised over the last few years, with the development of Ready to-Use Therapeutic Foods meaning more children than ever can receive life-saving treatment at home, in the comfort of their own community. However, as I recently discovered when I visited West Pokot in Kenya, there are still a high number of malnourished children who are not yet accessing treatment.

Cinema on Wheels Lights Up Deep, Dark Senegal

Davinder Kumar | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The films give clear messages through simple stories. They range from highlighting the harms of children pulled out of school and forced into labour, to explaining how many diseases can be prevented by simply washing hands.

Enabling Mothers to Breastfeed: Key to Reducing Undernutrition

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina de Souza

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) exclusive breastfeeding rates have stagnated, with less than 40% of infants under six months of age being exclusively breastfed.

End Hunger in Africa

Davinder Kumar | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Politics
Davinder Kumar

The mood in Addis Ababa is a mix of anticipation and sheer optimism. Today, African and international leaders are meeting in a historic summit at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital with the sole mandate to meet their biggest challenge - to end hunger in Africa by 2025.