New commitments to end malnutrition unfold at this Nutrition for Growth side event


With this event, we’ve exceeded $1 billion in philanthropic commitments in this Nutrition for Growth Year of Action!

On December 6, 2021 exciting new commitments to nutrition from a diverse and growing community were announced.

Global malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It is the leading cause of child death, and contributes to a staggering loss of educational and economic potential for people and for nations.

More targeted nutrition financing, from more diverse actors, needs to be delivered now to meet the scale of the challenge we face, and these new commitments show it’s time to start dreaming bigger to truly end malnutrition.

“Today, a child dies of malnutrition every 11 seconds.. If we can send billionaires into space, we can stop kids dying from malnutrition…It’s time to make our voices louder and it’s also time to get focused.”

Will Moore, CEO of the Eleanor Crook Foundation

Commitments were delivered across three critically important themes:

– Integrated health service delivery
– Inclusive, sustainable, and nutritious food systems for all
– Innovative models of investment to transform nutrition at scale

The event was moderated by Nemat Hajeebhoy, Chief of Nutrition for Nigeria at UNICEF. In addition to diverse participation from the global nutrition community, we heard exciting commitments from leaders in private foundations including:

Chris Elias, President, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Roy Steiner, Senior Vice President, Food Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation
Kim Starkey, Chief Executive Officer, King Philanthropies
Will Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Eleanor Crook Foundation
Tom Thorfinnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Rotary International
Neil Buddy Shah, Managing Director, GiveWell
Kara Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, CRI Foundation
and many more…

© Annie Spratt