Commitment to Action

MDGs: Fight Child Hunger with Early Childhood Nutrition

Commitment by

The Boeing Company

Boeing has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to address the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY and IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH). After acknowledging that poverty, lack of education and poor access to health services are major contributors to childhood malnutrition, which leads to many more complex economic and social issues, Boeing committed US $212, 700 at CGI Asia 2008. This commitment has enabled WFP to expand the scope of and number of people reached by the existing Mother and Child Health/Nutrition Programmes in Indonesia and the Philippines.
The intervention aims to improve the health and nutrition status of children aged 24 - 60 months, by providing mothers and their newborn children with access to nutritious food and health care services in order to reduce malnutrition among pregnant and lactating women and children under five years old.
The grants were announced in December 2008 and reached WFP in January 2009.

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Commitment

MDGs: Fight Child Hunger with Early Childhood Nutrition

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$212,700

Region

Asia

Countries

INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES

Commitment by

The Boeing Company

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United Nations World Food Programme