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U.S. Global Nutrition Investments: The Lynchpin for Achieving Broader Health and Development Goals

October 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Efforts to improve nutrition are among the most transformative and cost-effective interventions in global health and food security. Affecting one in three people globally, malnutrition is inherently intertwined with other pressing health and development challenges. As the single largest donor to global nutrition efforts, the United States plays a critical role in addressing malnutrition and advocating greater global support. Uganda, as a focal country of U.S. nutrition, health, food security, and agriculture initiatives, provides a specific lens through which to assess U.S. support and global opportunities for advancing nutrition. The CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the CSIS Global Food Security Project are co-hosting this event to launch their report from a recent research trip to the country and discuss the future of nutrition as a priority within U.S. development assistance policy.

Opening Remarks

Kimberly Flowers
Director, Global Food Security Project & Humanitarian Agenda

Panel Discussion

Alma Crumm Golden
Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Robert Mwadime
Chief of Party, USAID Integrated Community and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)
Meera Shekar
Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank


Sara M. Allinder
Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
For more information, or to register, please visit: https://www.csis.org/node/47407
Event will be webcast


October 11, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.
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