The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)  partners directly with a variety of civil society, private sector, multilateral and bilateral development organizations to achieve global progress on nutrition, including:


USAID Advancing Nutrition
USAID Advancing Nutrition works to improve the nutrition and health status of vulnerable populations by addressing the root causes of malnutrition. With a focus on building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment for nutrition, this project aims to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development. This project is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. along with a diverse group of partners.
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Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD)
Since 1999, USAID has been supporting, through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), programs to introduce, improve, and consolidate salt iodization programs all over the world, with the goal of preventing iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), which are the main cause of preventable mental retardation. During this period, 32 countries globally have received the benefit of an investment that contributes to raising the IQ of their populations. In most countries, programs are already running well, and now the challenge is to maintain these successes through mutual collaboration and motivation across regions.

Last updated: June 03, 2019

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