Recognising the scale of the challenge and the opportunity for change, the No Wasted Lives Coalition is an inter-agency effort to promote a coordinated approach to child health and nutrition. We are building on the excellent work already being done, while supporting governments, donors and NGOs to realise the synergies of cooperation.
By working together, No Wasted Lives is making acute malnutrition a political and public health priority, discovering and disseminating effective ways to prevent and treat acute malnutrition, mobilising more money and maximising the effectiveness of current spending.
THE NO WASTED LIVES COALITION HAS THREE OBJECTIVES
MAKE ACTION AGAINST ACUTE MALNUTRITION A POLITICAL PRIORITY & A GLOBAL HEALTH IMPERATIVE
Articulate a clear case for action based on demonstrable and quantifiable potential for impact. Fill gaps in data and evidence needed to define the problem and describe viable solutions and support donors, national governments and other key stakeholders to act.
DISCOVER & DISSEMINATE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO DETECT, PREVENT & TREAT ACUTE MALNUTRITION
Invest in and accelerate the roll-out of the best approaches to preventing, detecting and treating acute malnutrition, and help ensure new ideas get put into practice quickly.
MOBILISE MORE MONEY & MAXIMISE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT SPENDING
Invest in and test new ways of reducing the cost of prevention and treatment, to make existing resources go further. Use this information to support and encourage donors and national governments to increase investment and target existing funds strategically.