Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is proud to announce a new major partnership with GBCHealth to serve as the organization’s global nutrition partner. GAIN will support GBCHealth and its members to increase the impact of their existing health programs by integrating nutrition, as well as provide innovative project platforms to develop new effective health programs. With two billion people suffering from malnutrition around the world, GAIN seeks to diversify and increase access to nutritious food products for the most vulnerable people, as well as catalyze behavior change around nutrition choices. “Nutrition is fundamental to a number of global health and development issues,” said Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director of GAIN. “Nutrition is the basic building block upon which so many interventions must be built in order to succeed on a number of health and development priorities.”
GBCHealth is a coalition of over 200 companies leading the business fight for improved global health. Founded in 2001 to mobilize businesses in the fight against AIDS, GBCHealth recently announced the expansion of its mandate to a broader approach to global health. “With our expanded mandate, GBCHealth has an exciting opportunity to move beyond dealing with diseases in silos and engaging in an integrated approach,” said Michael Schreiber, managing director for GBCHealth. “Key to our success with this approach is having an understanding of, and the ability to address, conditions and situations that negatively affect the wellbeing of an individual or that of a community. Ensuring access to sustainable sources of nutritious foods to combat the effects of malnutrition is one such area,” added Schreiber.
In partnership with GBCHealth, GAIN will be able to tap into a diverse network of member companies beyond the traditional food and beverage companies, to improve nutrition and health impact and reach. “GAIN is honored to be working with GBCHealth and its members to find sustainable approaches to scale up access to improved nutrition, ensuring that children develop to their full potential, communities thrive and economies grow,” said Van Ameringen.
GBCHealth is a global coalition of over 200 private sector companies leading the business fight for improved global health. For over two decades, GBCHealth has effectively helped members achieve global health goals. GBCHealth supports the work of its members by developing comprehensive workplace policies; supporting community programs; leveraging core competencies; facilitating leadership and advocacy by business leaders; and brokering public-private partnerships. GBCHealth also manages the private sector delegation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, serving as an entry-point for corporate collaboration and engagement with the Fund and its recipients worldwide. GBCHealth has offices in New York, Johannesburg, Beijing, Nairobi and Moscow. For more information on GBCHealth, please visit http://www.gbchealth.org.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an alliance driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. GAIN is a Swiss foundation that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. It was created in 2002 at a Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Children. GAIN is delivering improved nutrition to close to 400 million people, half of whom are women and children, in more than 25 countries. GAIN’s goal is to reach more than one billion people with fortified foods that have sustainable nutritional impact. GAIN is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and its presence in Cairo, Johannesburg, Nairobi, New Delhi, Shanghai and Washington D.C. supports programs. For more information, please visit: http://www.gainhealth.org.
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