Davos soundbites: "Malnutrition is solvable"

Published on 28 January 2010

If you look around the world there is concrete evidence that malnutrition is a solvable problem, says Simon Maxwell, a senior research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in the UK.

If you look around the world there is concrete evidence that malnutrition is a solvable problem, says Simon Maxwell, a senior research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in the UK. 

Although it’s entirely solvable, malnutrition remains one of the biggest challenges we face, Maxwell added.

“In some countries we have 30 and 40 per cent of children who won’t grow properly, who won’t have intellectual development, who won’t be able to work fully as adults, who will die early, who will suffer more illness. That’s a problem that will have to be solved,” he said.

 

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Emilia Casella is WFP's Global Media Coordinator based in Rome. She has worked at WFP since 2006, serving also in Sudan and Geneva. Prior to joining WFP, she worked for 18 years as a journalist in print and television