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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2010
Investing in Nutrition: Let's Grow Together, is intended to inspire action among country leaders, development partners, and stakeholders to accelerate their investment in nutrition; particularly for those interventions reaching mothers and children during the window of opportunity, from minus nine months (pregnancy) through the first two years of life.
The window of opportunity is the critical stage of human development when access to optimal nutrition helps to ensure that all children have the ability to reach their full potential. Despite evidence from the Copenhagen Consensus that nutrition interventions are among the best development investments, very few countries are effectively implementing proven interventions.
The costs of inaction are largely irreversible. Poor nutrition diminishes the bodys ability to fight infections, decreases cognitive potential, lowers school performance, and results in lost productivity and lower economic growth.
The time to act is now.
Production of this video was made possible through the support of the Bank-Netherlands partnership program grant to increase political commitment for nutrition; the Government of Japan's scaling up nutrition trust fund, and the World Bank regional reprioritization fund.