Malnutrition is preventable. By next year, approximately 14 million children are expected to be severely malnourished. Roughly 811 million people worldwide face hunger now. Investing in nutrition saves lives.
We encourage you to reach out to your members of Congress to ask them to support the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act of 2022 (H.R. 4693/S. 2956). The bill makes nutrition an even higher priority for the U.S. government, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It establishes a five-year strategy to support countries in implementing their plans to prevent and treat malnutrition. This bill will impact the nutrition of tens of millions of women and young children.
Better nutrition for women and children will enable countries to improve the health of the population as a whole, send more children to school, and strengthen their economies. The Presbyterian Hunger Program’s longtime partner Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $300 million for global nutrition in the fiscal year 2023 budget to honor U.S. commitments, demonstrate leadership that will encourage other donors to contribute, and galvanize much-needed efforts to end all forms of malnutrition worldwide.
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