FHI Solutions joins FHI 360 to ramp up efforts to end undernutrition
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To advance efforts to fight undernutrition, FHI Solutions, an organization with a long history of improving nutrition outcomes in communities around the world, will become a part of its parent company, FHI 360, on October 1, 2023.
“The world has reached a critical moment in the fight against global hunger and undernutrition,” says Dr. Tessie San Martin, chief executive officer of FHI 360. “We will be more effective in addressing the crisis by working, learning and innovating together, combining our nutrition expertise and resources under a new nutrition unit within FHI 360.”
The scale of the global food and nutrition crisis is unprecedented. Violent conflict, such as the war in Ukraine, and other threats including climate change and economic shocks, continue to push people to the brink of starvation. In 2022, approximately 2.4 billion people, mostly women and people in rural areas, did not have consistent access to nutritious, safe and sufficient food — nearly 1 in 3 people worldwide.
The nutrition experts at FHI 360 and FHI Solutions have been watching the dramatic increases in maternal and child undernutrition and related child mortality in low- and middle-income countries with great concern.
“Good nutrition is foundational to life and health, and it’s critical that we marshal our resources to face this challenge,” says Dr. Nadra Franklin, managing director of FHI Solutions, and the head of FHI 360’s new nutrition unit.
Under the continued successful leadership of Franklin, the new global nutrition unit will bring together the knowledge and practices of the FHI Solutions and FHI 360 teams, combining programs, research and development, and policy and advocacy into one expanded portfolio. The unit will benefit from the full range of FHI 360’s technical expertise, which includes strengthening health systems and catalyzing social and behavior change.
About FHI Solutions
FHI Solutions was established in 2008 and is an international organization and impact network focusing on sourcing and scaling innovations to ensure optimal nutrition for everyone. Today, it reaches millions of people across 30 countries in Africa and Asia through its key initiatives, 1,000 Days, Alive & Thrive and Intake, Center for Dietary Assessment.
About FHI 360
FHI 360 mobilizes research, resources and relationships so people everywhere have access to the opportunities they need to lead full and healthy lives. With collaborations in more than 60 countries, we work directly with local leaders to advance social and economic equity, improve health and well-being, respond to humanitarian crises and strengthen community resilience. We share data-driven insights and scalable tools that expand access and equity so communities can effectively address complex challenges, respond to shocks and achieve thriving futures. To learn more, visit fhi360.org.