Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), which was created in 2002 at a Special Session of the U.N. General Assembly on Children and is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. GAIN supports public-private partnerships to increase access to the missing nutrients in diets necessary for people, communities and economies to be stronger and healthier. With a current reach of over 400 million people (half of whom are women and children) in more than 30 countries, GAIN's goal is to improve the lives of one billion people within the most vulnerable populations around the world through access to sustainable nutrition solutions.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
United States
202-559-8520
http://www.gainhealth.org

Executive Director

Marc Van Ameringen

Board of Directors

Marc van Ameringen, Jay Naidoo

Mission

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), which was created in 2002 at a Special Session of the U.N. General Assembly on Children and is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. GAIN supports public-private partnerships to increase access to the missing nutrients in diets necessary for people, communities and economies to be stronger and healthier. With a current reach of over 400 million people (half of whom are women and children) in more than 30 countries, GAIN's goal is to improve the lives of one billion people within the most vulnerable populations around the world through access to sustainable nutrition solutions.

Programs

The goal of GAIN's programs are to develop and deliver high quality population-based and targeted programs that will contribute to GAIN's target of reaching 1 billion people with affordable, improved nutrition. Adequate maternal and child nutrition is especially critical during the 1,000 days from conception through a child's second birthday. GAIN's Infant and Young Child Nutrition Program aims to improve nutrition and reduce anemia in at least ten million infants and young children through market-based approaches. GAIN fortification projects add vitamins and minerals to staple foods and condiments including wheat flour, maize meal, salt, sugar, vegetable oil, soy sauce and fish sauce. Grants cover activities related to fortification including training in quality assurance, development of policy, legislation and regulation and consumer awareness campaigns. The GAIN-UNICEF Universal Salt Iodization Partnership Project contributes to global efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency by increasing the availability of high quality iodized salt in 13 countries with low iodized salt coverage and high burden of iodine deficiency. GAIN programs are supported by the GAIN premix facility (GPF). GPF provides services related to the procurement and certification of premix, a commercially prepared blend of vitamins and minerals used to fortify staple foods, to food fortification projects around the world.

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