Global Nutrition Policy
In an era of fiscal responsibility, global nutrition investment is one of the most cost-effective public health approaches, with a $16 return on every $1 invested. All forms of malnutrition negatively affect health, economies, and human security. Efforts to address nutrition at CSIS are led jointly by the Global Health Policy Center (GHPC) and the Global Food Security Program. GHPC sees nutrition as a critical, low-cost, highly effective intervention that has far-reaching effects on its own but also as a supplementary input into the success of other health interventions such as those targeting maternal, newborn, and child health and infectious disease. The Global Food Security Program has built nutrition as a critical cross-cutting component of its work to analyze global food security trends and U.S. engagement to reduce hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. Focal themes around nutrition include its tremendous value, beneficial spillover effects within other sectors of development programming, and potential role in unlocking opportunities for vulnerable populations.
December 4, 2020 | Chase Sova
The Covid-19 "mission of the century" may not be about a vaccine alone. Malnourishment can affect vaccine efficacy so we may require a new mantra: “nobody is safe until everybody is fed.”
Three Billion People Cannot Afford Healthy Diets. What Does This Mean for the Next Green Revolution?
September 23, 2020 | Anna Herforth
The global poverty line is $1.90 per person per day. It costs $3.75 per day, at minimum, to meet baseline dietary requirements for health. What needs to shift?