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Developing Countries: Malnutrition

International Development written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to ensure that the outcomes of the 2012 G8 Summit lead to the implementation of an effective strategy to tackle malnutrition and stunting.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK is firmly committed to taking forward the important agreements which were made at the 2012 G8 Camp David summit to tackle malnutrition and stunting. These agreements include:

actively supporting the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement; improving tracking and disbursements for nutrition across sectors; and supporting the accelerated release, adoption and consumption of bio-fortified crop varieties.

The UK plans to take forward a number of these G8 commitments on malnutrition and stunting through a major event on hunger which is scheduled to take place during the Olympics. The UK will also continue to play a leading role in the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, recognising that SUN is the most promising mechanism for delivering international resources to the critical '1000 day window' of opportunity. Since 2010 the UK has more than doubled resources for tackling under-nutrition and made a commitment to reach 20 million pregnant women and children under five with nutrition interventions by 2015.

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