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IDS Policy Briefing;33

Embedding Nutrition in a Post-2015 Development Framework

Published on 12 December 2013

Putting an end to the current nutrition crisis by 2030 is possible, but only if nutrition is embedded within a post-2015 development framework.

Undernutrition continues to afflict 170 million children worldwide and is responsible for nearly 3 million child deaths each year. The life-long and wide-ranging effects of undernutrition cannot be overstated – brain damage, immune system malfunction, weaker schooling attainment, lower workforce productivity, greater poverty and a greater susceptibility to chronic disease later in life. A new development framework must seek to establish a much clearer and stronger set of nutrition targets and indicators than exist within the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Lawrence Haddad

Honorary Associate

Image of Hannah Corbett
Hannah Corbett

Head of Communications and Engagement

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published by
IDS
authors
Haddad, L. and Corbett, H.
journal
IDS Policy Briefing, issue 33
language
English

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