Special Event

2016 Global Nutrition Report Washington, DC Launch

and release of the U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan 2016-2021
Jun 14, 2016 - 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm EDT

1,000 Days, Bread for the World, Food Tank, Humanitas Global, International Food Policy Research Institute, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and USAID are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report Washington, DC Launch  event.

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report highlights malnutrition in all forms, including non-communicable diseases. It explores the underlying determinants of malnutrition such as water, sanitation and hygiene, education and social protection. It also demonstrates that malnutrition creates a cascade of individual and societal challenges.

Few challenges that face the global community are as serious as the scale of malnutrition, affecting one in three people globally. The Global Nutrition Report serves as the first comprehensive summary and scorecard of both global and country-level progress on all forms of nutrition. Please join us for a dynamic discussion about the 2016 report’s findings and its recommendations for sustainable and targeted progress.

From 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, this event will feature:

Moderator: Roger Thurow (Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs) 

Presentation of the 2016 Global Nutrition Report: Marie Ruel (Division Director of the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Divison, IFPRI)

  • Highlight report background
  • Review report findings 
  • Global implications
  • Calls to action noted in report

US Nutrition / Health Expert presentation: Patrick Stover (Professor and Director at the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and Former President of the American Society for Nutrition)

USG Coordination Plan announcement: Yibo Wood (Senior Advisor for Nutrition and Health, United States Department of Agriculture)


  • Jennifer Adams (Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID)
  • Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP (Immediate Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Rolf Klemm (Vice President for Nutrition, Hellen Keller International)
  • Ellen Piwoz (Initiative Lead, Nutrition Team, Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Meera Shekar (Global Lead for Nutrition, The World Bank)