Today's nutrition work calls for business, tech skills

Field experts from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection monitor programs and provide support to district hospitals to improve care for severely undernourished children in Niger. Nutrition experts are calling for more business and tech skills to translate global health solutions into national budgets. Photo by: ECHO / CC BY-NC-ND

For those headed down career paths related to nutrition and global health, experts and industry professionals aren’t just calling for medical degrees or experience in the clinical field.

What’s needed, officials from UNICEF, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and political scientists told Devex, is business and tech expertise — namely MBA-holders and nutrition technologists.

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    Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a U.K. Correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.