As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest - Nelson Mandela
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Like dangerous roads, dirty water, and a lack of electricity, poor nutrition is part of the infrastructure on which extreme poverty festers. It undermines growth in developing countries and communities, gnawing at progress from the inside and preventing millions of people from reaching their potential.
But for as much life-saving and economy-growing good as they do, efforts to improve the basic nutrition of those living in the poorest parts of the world receive shockingly little investment from the U.S. government. Nearly half of all deaths of children under five are caused by a lack of the essential ingredients that their bodies…
The truth is: the future of foreign assistance isn’t simply more aid, it’s better aid. It’s innovative programs, public-private partnerships, and the prioritization of investments in efficiently fighting the causes of extreme poverty, instead of merely its symptoms. Investment in getting the world’s poorest people the nutrition they need to thrive not only save lives... it helps grow economies.
Health Poverty Action is an international NGO that was established in 1984 by a group of health professionals. Since our very beginnings, we have taken a justice-oriented approach, developing strong community roots, creating comprehensive and integrated health systems, and addressing the social determinants of health.
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.
About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds...Sadly, it is children who die most often. Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty.
The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.
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