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Marc Van Ameringen

Marc Van Ameringen is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an international organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. In 2014, Marc was awarded the WFP ‘Hunger Hero Award’ for efforts to combat world hunger and malnutrition. Marc is member of the GSK / Save the Children R&D Advisory Board, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nutrition Advisory Board, and served on the Lancet Nutrition Series Advisory Committee, Institute of Medicine’s Committee on U.S. Commitment to Global Health, and as Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Nutrition.
Marc Van Ameringen

How Can Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Help Us Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and End All Forms of Malnutrition by 2030?

Sostenibilità / Marc Van Ameringen

Abstract: Our global food system is not addressing the multiple malnutrition crises we face today and is in urgent need of reform. Developing new forms of engagement at the global, regional and national level to address the complex and multidimensional drivers behind this problem is an essential part of the solution. With the adoption of the 2030 Development Agenda, we have the opportunity to build alignment among global platforms.

Can salt help us win the battle against malnutrition?

Culture / Marc Van Ameringen

Iodine deficiency is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage. Salt, the unlikely ingredient, holds the key. Currently, GAIN and Unicef are working together in 16 countries to scale-up salt iodization and improve iodine intake to eliminate Iodine Deficiency by 2020.

Rethinking the food system of Middle East and Northern Africa to improve the health of people and planet

Economy / Marc Van Ameringen

Feeding our growing population with a sustainable, healthy diet is a global challenge. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region this challenge is particularly complex. However, this region has an enormous amount of innovation, technology, resources and expertise. Let’s use them to build a food system that has at its core the provision of sustainable, nutritious diets that are accessible to all.

Placing women at the centre of the food system

Economy / Marc Van Ameringen
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Women are the most critical target group from a nutrition standpoint. For the nutrition community the numerous links between empowering women and improving nutrition are well understood. However, less clearly understood is how we can build food systems that put women and children at the centre. We should be open to learning from other sectors about how we can package and market nutrition to women.

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