Home Page News Opinion Foreign Policy Politics Policy Legislation Lobbying Hill Life & People Hill Climbers Heard On The Hill Calendar Archives Classifieds
Advertising Subscribe Reuse & Permissions
Hill Times Events Hill Times Books Hill Times Careers The Wire Report The Lobby Monitor Parliament Now
Global

It’s Canada’s time to tackle malnutrition and unlock girls’ potential

By Joel Spicer      

Good nutrition is so much more than a full stomach. It is the foundation for human development.

A nurse measures the arm of a severely malnourished child at a clinic in an internally displaced persons camp in Sudan’s North Darfur region in 2013. UN photograph by Albert González Farran

Girls all around the world have big dreams. They dream of being doctors, soccer players, and presidents. But for more than one billion women and girls, malnutrition is standing in their way. Proper nutrition is the first step to helping girls achieve their dreams. It is the critical ingredient every one of us needs to survive and to thrive. Without it, the brain cannot develop fully, the body cannot grow properly, and the immune system cannot function effectively.

This is an exclusive subscriber-only story by The Hill Times.
If you’d like to read the full article:

Subscribe Today

Already a Hill Times subscriber? Sign in here:

Check to see if you have corporate access:

Reuse and Permissions:

Unauthorized distribution, transmission, reuse or republication of any and all content is strictly prohibited. To discuss re-use of this material, please contact:

Ryan O'Neill, Director of Reader Sales and Services
613-688-8822 | roneill@hilltimes.com



More in News

‘We’re not immune’ on the Hill: Sen. Bernard launches Senate debate on anti-Black racism

An Independent Senator launching a debate in the Senate on anti-Black racism nationally and on Parliament Hill says recent accusations of racism against a fellow Black Parliamentarian who called others out for denying that systemic…

Les Linklater’s job is to fix Phoenix—including for himself

News|By Emily Haws
Les Linklater’s job leading the team fixing the Phoenix pay system can be frustrating, daunting, and pressure-filled, but he empathizes with public servants’ payroll frustrations because he’s dealt with them firsthand. His base salary hasn’t…

Canada should change course on Russian relations, say critics

Canada should reassess its approach to Russia, say opposition critics who accuse the federal government of not having a plan and taking cues from the international community rather than leading the way. On March 26, the…

Feds sign three more contracts with unions, final four deals held up at labour board

News|By Emily Haws
Unions representing the foreign service, border guards, and correctional officers are breathing a sigh of relief, albeit a short one, having recently signed contracts before the next scheduled round of bargaining ramps up once again.…

Opposition MPs seek to add teeth to workplace harassment bill

A definition of harassment is among the changes a House committee agreed to Monday as it works its way through amending a government bill aimed at preventing and responding to sexual harassment and workplace violence,…

Liberals’ policy convention a ‘litmus test’ of Grit membership, a time for leadership to listen, say Libs

When more than 2,500 Liberals sweep into Halifax for their last national policy convention before the 2019 election, Grits say the party's senior leadership should look to the gathering to gauge, engage, and mobilize the base…

Trudeau government in ‘home stretch’ of mandate, political insiders suggest a reset with Throne Speech, summer cabinet shuffle 

News|By Abbas Rana
With the next election only 19 months away, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should focus on governing and hit the reset button this summer by proroguing Parliament, shuffling his cabinet, and starting the fall session with…

Experts warn of ‘long-term political consequences’ for Liberals if Trans Mountain pipeline fails, but Trudeau says pipeline will happen

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who met with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley for more than two hours on the Hill on Sunday, says the government will start negotiating with Kinder Morgan…

Chicoutimi byelection a ‘referendum’ on Trudeau, could determine PM’s main opponent in Quebec in 2019 election: politicos

News|By Abbas Rana
The yet-to-be-scheduled byelection in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord will test the theory that potential electoral gains in Quebec could offset Liberal losses in the rest of Canada in 2019, and some politicos say it will determine which…