Ending Hunger and Malnutrition: How to Leverage Partnerships That Work

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Ending Hunger and Malnutrition: How to Leverage Partnerships That Work

by Laté Lawson-Lartego
Children eat lentils and cereals at a food distribution center in the Rwanda camp for internally displaced people in North Darfur. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran / CC BY-NC-ND

Children eat lentils and cereals at a food distribution center in the Rwanda camp for internally displaced people in North Darfur. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran / CC BY-NC-ND

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Summary

The Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign is a global effort from Amway Corporation that focuses on raising awareness of the issue of childhood malnutrition, and the critical role nutrition plays in early childhood development. Currently the program has launched in 15 countries and serves more than 30,000 children. A large portion of the campaign’s success is linked to the strength of its NGO partnerships.

Recently, Laté Lawson-Lartego, senior director for food and nutrition security at CARE USA penned an editorial in Devex to discuss this vital issue. 

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The Sustainable Development Goals were created with the mindset that business as usual would not be enough to end poverty in all its forms and fight inequality. At its root, poverty is a result of inequality. In today’s food systems, the poor cannot access power, resources, and opportunities. The system is controlled by few, and poor and vulnerable people are further marginalized.

We were very pleased that the sustainable development agenda commits governments to ending hunger and malnutrition in all its forms. To truly achieve food and nutrition security for all, we must tackle the vicious cycle of malnutrition. When children are malnourished, it has permanent negative impacts on physical as well as cognitive development, meaning lower growth, learning, and earning potential. When families have not enough nutritious food, women and girls are most affected as they sacrifice for the rest of the families.

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