Nutrition International welcomes Canada’s commitment to increase funding for women and girls health and rights to $1.4 billion dollars annually by 2023, announced today at Women Deliver. This commitment recognizes the need for urgent action and the lead role Canada intends to play in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. Canada is recognized around the
Today in Ottawa, Venkatesh Mannar, President of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), and Elisabeth Rasmusson, Assistant Executive Director for Partnership and Governance Services, World Food Programme (WFP), hosted a roundtable to review how the private sector currently supports reducing global hunger and malnutrition as well as how to work more collaboratively in these efforts.
The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), together with the Indo-Canadian Ottawa Business Chamber and the Canada-India Parliamentary Association, explored the connection between improved nutrition and economic growth in India, implications for Canada and the global economy in Ottawa at an evening reception on Parliament Hill.
Today, MI President Venkatesh Mannar presented a special keynote address at the McGill Institute for Global Food Security Conference, in Montreal, Québec. Mannar’s keynote address, “Improved Food Security with Nutrition: Collective Solutions, Limitless Benefits” highlighted the necessity of improving food security with nutrition and the importance of working together to achieve better results for the world’s
MI is participating at Impact 2025: Working together for Global Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, a Canadian symposium in Ottawa on Oct 3 and 4, hosted by the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH). The life-saving work done by the 70 Canadian organizations that comprise CAN-MNCH will be highlighted as the groups share success