No Wasted Lives announced today that it has appointed Nabeeha Kazi-Hutchins as its Executive Director. Ms. Kazi-Hutchins brings more than 20 years of advocacy, policy and program experience in nutrition, agriculture, early childhood development, and maternal and child health to No Wasted Lives, where she will lead advocacy, financing and policy development efforts. 

“The No Wasted Lives Executive Committee is thrilled to welcome Nabeeha,” said Kate Hampton, CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. “Nabeeha’s dynamic and strategic leadership is essential to No Wasted Lives’ priorities of both preventing acute malnutrition and scaling up treatment - putting an end to the five million child deaths that occur each year due to acute malnutrition.”

Nabeeha currently serves as President & CEO of Humanitas Global, a Washington, DC-based international development organisation. She has directed multi-sectoral programs to accelerate impact on food, agriculture, nutrition and health priorities worldwide. She has served in senior roles with global communications firm, FleishmanHillard and The Clinton Foundation’s Global HIV/AIDS Initiative, and implemented advocacy and community programs for UNICEF, the EastWest Institute and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

“Nabeeha brings a wealth of experience in building sustainable, country-led programs,” said Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger UK. “To turn the tide on acute malnutrition, communities must be at the centre of our work. Nabeeha has embodied this vision throughout her career of collaborating with governments, civil society and global institutions.”

“I’m incredibly honored to join No Wasted Lives to accelerate action in the fight against acute malnutrition,” said Ms. Kazi-Hutchins. “We must foster a vibrant environment where every child has an opportunity to thrive. I look forward to working with partners and country leaders to save the lives of millions of children affected by acute malnutrition, and ensure the quality care and support that they deserve.”

Nabeeha was born in Pakistan and raised in the United States and Mexico.  She speaks English, Hindi, Spanish and Urdu fluently, and has worked on community programs in more than 20 countries.  She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas, and Master’s degrees in International Affairs and Public Health from Columbia University in New York.  Nabeeha will transition into her role as Executive Director on 1st August, 2018, and be based in Washington, DC.  She can be reached at nkazi@nowastedlives.org.