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DEEPLY TALKS

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Deeply Talks: What Does it Take to Encourage Investment in Nutrition?

April 16, 2018 | 11:00AM EDT
Last year, the World Bank mapped out an investment framework for nutrition that could avert 3.7 million child deaths by 2025. In fact, officials there laid out three different packages, depending on how policymakers and donors prioritized nutrition, and estimated the number of lives that could be saved and cases of malnutrition prevented. The report was the first of its kind, laying out an investment case for policymakers and donors about why they should invest in efforts to address malnutrition. A year after the release of the report, Meera Shekar, the report's primary author and the global lead for nutrition with the Bank's Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, will join us for a Deeply Talk to discuss how the framework has helped to focus attention on nutrition and whether it has generated new interest and new investments. We will also discuss the opportunities to scale up nutrition-sensitive interventions, alongside direct funding for malnutrition programs. Join us on April 16 at 11:00 a.m. ET for a 30-minute conversation with Meera. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Green, Malnutrition Deeply's managing editor. You can RSVP for the talk by clicking the button below. We'd love to integrate your questions about funding for malnutrition. If you'd like to submit any queries ahead of time, email them to our community editor, Amruta Byatnal (amruta@newsdeeply.com) or tweet us @NDMalnutrition using #DeeplyTalks.

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