Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN): The UK’s position paper on undernutrition

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has released UK’s position paper on Scaling Up Nutrition. The document explains why the UK is scaling up to reduce global undernutrition and what this means.

It states that the UK’s aid programme will reach 20 million children under five years of age during the period 2011–2015. This will be achieved in two ways:

  • By scaling up nutrition-specific interventions to address the immediate causes of undernutrition because these are the best value for money and
  • Through nutrition sensitive development, which involves adjusting and re-designing programmes across a range of sectors including agriculture, environmental health and cash transfer programmes to ensure that they deliver nutrition results.

The full document can be downloaded here.

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