$787 million dedicated to improving nutrition
June 13, 2013
Nutrition issues affect numerous communities around the world. This challenge isn't just centered in third world nations, as some people would believe, but individuals in even the most developed of countries face basic problems of having balanced meals.
With this in mind, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) recently invested $787 million in a new global nutrition project.
"Today we have seen a historic shift with nutrition taking its place at the heart of the health, education and economic development agendas," CIFF Co-founder and CEO Jamie Copper-Hohn explained. "The investments announced today will transform the lives of millions of children as well as the economic growth and prosperity of nations."
The money will go toward a number of different, sweeping aims, like improving child and maternal under-nutrition rates, while also focusing on child survival and education initiatives as well. Honing in on nutrition has been identified as one of the most large-scale, cost-effective aims CIFF can invest in.
That said, there are a number of other focus areas CIFF has taken an interest in in the past. For instance, general hunger alleviation and climate change challenges are also major spheres in which CIFF has a presence.
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