`Landmark` report sets priorities to combat malnutrition

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2013, 20:37 PM IST

Washington: Researchers came together under an unprecedented alliance spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences to create a report that would help in addressing the malnutrition.

The report supports the ongoing effort to accelerate global commitment, cooperative work, and funding to uncover and implement scientific and evidence-based solutions to malnutrition.

This Agenda offers a portrayal of the current state of knowledge in the field of nutrition, and critical gaps in evidence that need to be urgently filled in order to maximize resources and develop solutions for the various aspects of the global problem of malnutrition.

Specifically, this Agenda calls for concerted and coordinated research on environmental and societal trends affecting food and nutrition, unresolved issues of nutrition in the lifecycle and delivery of intervention and operational gaps.

Dr. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition, said that this Agenda , being developed by The Sackler Institute and WHO, in conjunction with many other scientists and practitioners worldwide, should serve as a basis for the application of science to develop solutions for the critical issues in nutrition and development. 

ANI