Fighting malnutrition is central to empowering women

By Jacques Jimeno, Kelli Rogers 26 October 2016

Joel Spicer, president and CEO of Micronutrient Initiative, sat down with Devex to talk about women's education and health.

The notion that proper nutrition is a prerequisite for health and education is not new. Yet there is a lack of political will to reach out the 1 billion malnourished women and girls.

“When we talk about progress on health, progress on education, all of these depend of having good nutrition, Joel Spicer, president and CEO of Micronutrient Initiative, told Devex at the sidelines of at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen.

Watch the above clip to learn more about the Right Start initiative, and why nutrition is a great starting point to move forward in many other development goals.

Power of 5 is a global campaign focused on raising awareness of the issue of childhood malnutrition, and the critical role nutrition plays in early childhood development. Join the conversation online using #powerof5.

About the authors

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Jacques Jimeno

Jacques is a copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature. He is currently taking his master’s degree in communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Kelli Rogers@kellierin

In her role as associate editor, Kelli Rogers helps to shape Devex content around leadership, professional growth and careers for professionals in international development, humanitarian aid and global health. As the manager of Doing Good, one of Devex's highest-circulation publications, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest staffing changes, hiring trends and tricks for recruiting skilled local and international staff for aid projects that make a difference. Kelli has studied or worked in Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya.

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