The No Wasted Lives coalition will help accelerate a child survival revolution by building knowledge about prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition, catalysing investment, and doubling the number of children receiving treatment to 6 million a year by 2020. By investing more resources and working better together we could save millions of lives, and build a brighter, more productive future for all.
Recognising the scale of the challenge and the opportunity for change, UNICEF, the UK government, the European Commission, the World Food Programme, Action Against Hunger and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation have joined forces to accelerate collective global action.
The No Wasted Lives coalition will promote a coordinated approach to child health and nutrition, which builds on the excellent work already being done, while supporting governments, donors and NGOs to realise the synergies of cooperation.
By working together, with governments and and other key players, No Wasted Lives will make severe acute malnutrition a political and public health priority, discover and disseminate effective ways to prevent and treat severe acute malnutrition, mobilise more money and maximise effectiveness of current spending.