G8: Reform food aid system and generate sustained funding resources for global health to reduce childhood malnutrition
6-22 | World leaders meeting at the G8 and G20 summits will not succeed in improving mother and child health in the developing world unless they fundamentally change how they address malnutrition and establish new sustainable funding sources to combat this treatable and preventable condition, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.
11-18 | As the World Food Summit draws to a close, the international community once again provides no commitments on tackling childhood malnutrition. World leaders have also failed to commit funds to directly target the malnutrition problem, despite pledges of $US 20 billion to support food security made at the l’Aquila G8 meeting earlier this year.The neglect of 3.5 to 5 million children under the age of five that die from malnutrition each year means that the summit has conspicuously failed to protect those most in need.
11-11 | Funding by rich countries to combat malnutrition has remained flat for seven years, according to a report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This barely accounts for three percent of the funds needed to reduce the 3.5 to 5 million annual deaths of children under five attributed to malnutrition.