Feed the Future Nutrition Fact Sheet

January 31st, 2012
Undernutrition is a significant global health issue, especially for children, and contributes to about 45 percent of deaths of children under age 5 worldwide, or about 3.1 million child deaths in 2012.

Through Feed the Future and the Global Health Initiative, the United States is supporting country- owned programs to address the root causes of undernutrition and improve the future potential of millions of people. Learn more in the Feed the Future fact sheet (pdf, 135kb) on nutrition.