Global goals must fight the poor nutrition that kills 3 million children every year

Dolf te Lintelo and Nick Nisbett, research fellows at the Institute of Development Studies, call for the Global Goals to go further to tackle global malnutrition in the Guardian.

They have highlighted that now the SDGs have been agreed, the indicators that are set to be finalised in March, should reflect the indicators set out by the World Health Assembly in 2012, including measures of World Health Assembly indicators. While it is positive that goal 2 explicitly promises to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030, achieving a good set of nutrition-relevant indicators is critical. This is how we can guarantee action at country level.

Coinciding with the launch of HANCI 2014, they speak in the Guardian about the three priorities necessary for improved nutrition globally by 2030:

  1. Assumption that nutrition and hunger are the same must be challenged
  2. New SDG indicators should adopt existing World Health Assembly indicators
  3. Collection of good quality data is critical

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