Improving nutrition for young children is recognized as an investment in people and one of the best investments in global health and development: for every $1 spent invested in nutrition, $16 is returned to the local economy. Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival, health and development.
In spite on that, child undernutrition remains a major public health issue worldwide. Today, an estimated 47 million of under five children are suffering from acute malnutrition, which constitutes an astonishing and urgent priority. The most severely affected of these children are 11 times more likely to die than a healthy child. In addition, acutely malnourished children are at increased risk of disease and impaired growth.
This astonishing public health emergency is exacerbated by a lack of universal healthcare, leaving individuals, families and communities without access to affordable systems that deliver the appropriate prevention, diagnostic, treatment and care.
The next edition of #R4NUT 2021 Conference will be focused in decentralized and innovative approaches for prevention, diagnosis and treatment: Taking nutritional care of people where they are and empowering communities and mothers, letting them to active participate. In an interactive process from prevention to diagnosis and treatment.