New analysis published today in the scientific journal Nature by global nutrition leaders, reveals that the war against Ukraine threatens to increase the number of malnourished people who have already suffered from reduced diets and health systems support due to COVID-19.
GAIN is delighted to welcome Ms. Wubet Girma as the new Country Director, Ethiopia. Ms. Girma is an international development and cultural relations professional with over 15 years' experience, a track record of leadership in Non-Governmental Organisations - vested in the acceleration of human, social, and economic capital.
In Ethiopia and Nigeria, food safety is a pressing issue – in 2019, 33% of surveyed Ethiopian and 20% of surveyed Nigerians experienced serious harm from food and water, leading to illnesses, malnutrition, stunting in children, and even death.
The Global Health 50/50 Gender and Health Index 2022, a barometer of institutional performance around gender and governance is launched today. The Gender and Health Index assesses the gender-related policies and practices of 200 global organisations that aim to promote health and/or influence global health agendas and policy.
The Indonesia Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (I-PLAN), an innovative initiative founded by GAIN with support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was recognized today by winning the Best Practices Award in Sustaining Urban Food Systems from the Dubai International Award for Best Practices.
The war in Ukraine has brought into sharp relief how tenuous some of the staple foods we take for granted can vanish. The situation is dire and threatens world’s food security, with many GAIN countries directly affected.
It is with immense sadness that we are waving goodbye this week to Bonnie McClafferty, Director of Food Safety at GAIN! Bonnie has been an instrumental part of the organization in the past 11 years, revisiting GAIN’s focus since 2011 by looking at nutrition challenges from a food systems perspective.
2022 marks a decisive action year for scaling up and accelerating the implementation of robust, context specific efforts to eradicate hunger and increase accessibility of safe, nutritious foods for all people, whilst remaining within key Earth’s systems thresholds like climate change and biodiversity loss.
Over the holiday period the nutrition community - and the world - lost a powerful champion: Dr. Ferew Lemma. This is our abiding memory of Ferew: calm in a crisis, but passionate about improving people’s lives; still when listening, but restless to find solutions; quiet in meetings, but forceful when it comes to implementing decisions.
The two-day Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 kicked off today with commitments made by leaders of governments, companies, international organizations, the United Nations, civil society organizations, and others. Key among them was the high-level commitment made by Google in the area of GAIN’s workforce nutrition.