Where we Invest
We invest in hotspot countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where the evidence shows that our investments will be most likely to result in a measurable and sustainable reduction in child undernutrition. We identified Tanzania as our first hotspot country and approved our first investment to the country in summer 2015.
Our five-year investment is co-financing a major new nutrition initiative that will bring crucial micronutrient supplements, education about better nutrition practices, and healthcare services to 20 million children and 5 million women by 2020. This financing will lead to large-scale reductions in stunting, maternal anaemia, and infant and maternal mortality in the long term and is an example of how private capital can play a much greater role in helping the world’s poor.
Total Under 5 Population
150 million children under the age of 5 are physically and cognitively stunted in the regions we're working in.*
Wasting develops over a short period of time and can be reversible if caught in time.
Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) puts children under the age of 5 at very high risk of death.
|Very High||> 40%|
|Medium - High||20 - 40%|
|Very High||> 1,000,000|
|Medium - High||250,000 - 1,000,000|
|Very High||> 15%|
|Medium - High||4.0 - 15%|
|Very High||> 4.0%|
|Medium - High||1.0 - 4.0%|
* Note: Calculations are based on national stunting prevalence rates compared to total U5 population.Source: UNICEF, WHO, World Bank. Joint Child Malnutrition Dataset (2014 revision). Compiled by UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank Joint Malnutrition Estimates group.