David Nabarro: Malnutrition Problem Requires Multi-partner Solutions

by Helen Morgan
Jun 27, 2016 7:15 AM ET

The Nutrilite™ Power of 5 is a global campaign from Amway Corporation that focuses on raising awareness on the issue of childhood malnutrition. Currently the program has launched in 14 countries and serves more than 14,000 children, and is committed to educating the public on the critical issue of malnutrition. A large portion of the campaign’s success is linked to the strength of its NGO partnerships.

Recently, Helen Morgan with Devex sat down with David Nabarro of the U.N. to discuss this vital issue.


Malnutrition is the “new normal,” according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report released earlier this week: 44 percent of countries are experiencing “very serious levels” of both undernutrition and obesity; nearly half of all deaths in children under five — around 3 million lives a year — can be attributed to undernutrition.

For David Nabarro, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for food security and nutrition, it’s vital that the global community recognizes the damage caused by malnutrition in early life for the longer term development and well-being of individuals, societies, and even nations — and works together to help communities and individuals come into that mid-range.

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