The consequences of early childhood malnutrition are devastating and permanent, but they are also entirely preventable. RESULTS works to secure smart, sustainable investments in nutrition and nutrition policy that help break the cycle of poverty.
“Even separated by this pandemic, when we had to take action apart, we were never acting alone,” said RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter in her welcome remarks to the 600 advocates gathered from all 50 states and 20 countries for the virtual RESULTS conference.
As RESULTS advocates, our mission is to inspire Congress to take meaningful actions to fight poverty. Annually – as Congress turns its focus to the “appropriations” process, we have a real opportunity to get members on the record in support of global health and development issues.
A crowd of hundreds of advocates was gathered virtually on Feb. 6, 2021 for the RESULTS First 100 Days Campaign Kickoff event to prepare to meet with their members of Congress in their first 100 days in office.
Congressional leadership is working to pass another COVID-19 relief package through a special legislative process called budget reconciliation. This is a step in the right direction, but the amounts in the proposed budget reconciliation do not go far enough. More advocacy is needed to ensure that the U.S. provides COVID-19 relief on a scale that meets the tremendous need that exists in the U.S. and in partner countries.
As RESULTS kicks off our First 100 Days campaign, we’ll be pushing right away for more COVID relief that’s so desperately needed. The first 100 days will help decide which trajectory the country and world get on – one that goes back to “normal” after the pandemic, or one that actually builds with equity and justice.
Find resources to take action on global malnutrition shared at our final webinar of 2021.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted global child and maternal nutrition, and what are the advocacy opportunities we have to help alleviate this crisis? Dr. Rebecca Heidkamp, PhD, Associate Scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a member of the Standing Together for Nutrition consortium joins us for this important discussion. Watch the recording and review the companion slide deck (PDF version/PPT version).
Did you miss our November webinar? Don’t fret! Find the recording and resources to take action on global malnutrition here.
Our failure to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available those in low-income countries is an embarrassment. It has also heightened the risk of dangerous variants emerging as COVID-19 spreads, unchecked, in unvaccinated parts of the world. It’s outrageous, so we must let congressional leaders and the Administration hear our outrage. Check out the recording and slides (pdf version) from our webinar and click the title above for more details on actions you can take to show your outrage.
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