Our Impact in 2021

The impact of good nutrition

In 2021, we continued our assistance to national and subnational governments to support stronger nutrition policies and programming. We also partnered with globally-renowned institutions and organizations to deliver new research and evidence – ensuring that decision-makers and implementers have the data they need. Here are just some of our results :

105K

child deaths averted

730K

children protected from stunting

4.5M

cases of anaemia averted

243K

cases of mental impairments averted

83K

births protected from neural tube defects

7.7B

in future economic benefits gained

1.2M

children gained a year of education

10.9M

IQ points gained in children

167M

children under five received two doses of vitamin A

492M

people gained access to adequately iodized salt

356M

people gained access to fortified foods

644K

adolescents received nutrition education

1.2M

adolescent girls consumed weekly iron and folic acid supplements

4.4M

pregnant women consumed iron and folic acid supplements

1.1M

children with diarrhoea received the recommended course of zinc and oral rehydration salts

54K

newborns reached with a birth package intervention

These impact numbers were calculated using Nutrition International’s Outcome Modelling for Nutrition Impact (OMNI) tool. OMNI incorporates program coverage of nutrition-specific interventions and calculates the estimated consequent health outcomes. Reporting period from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.