Reacting to the announcement of UK Government commitment at the Nutrition for Growth Summit, Joanna Rea, Director of Advocacy, UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said:

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Reacting to the announcement of UK Government commitment at the Nutrition for Growth Summit, Joanna Rea, Director of Advocacy, UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said:

Reacting to the announcement of UK Government commitment at the Nutrition for Growth Summit, Joanna Rea, Director of Advocacy, UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said:

Reacting to the announcement of UK Government commitment at the Nutrition for Growth Summit, Joanna Rea, Director of Advocacy, UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said:

“Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of the deaths of children under five and the single largest cause of death among women. Policy commitments made by the UK Government at today’s Nutrition for Growth Summit will have a positive impact on children’s lives, but without additional funding to match, these commitments will not address the life-limiting consequences of malnutrition on the lives of those worst affected.

“As a founding partner of Nutrition for Growth, it is vital that the UK continues its global leadership to end preventable deaths of mothers and children by making a new financial commitment in early 2022 to fund nutrition programmes over the next 5 years. For women, girls and children to truly be at the heart of UK foreign policy, investing in nutrition must be a top priority.”

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