Case Study

Malnutrition, non-communicable diseases and associated double duty initiatives

ACTION in Italy and Oxfam launched a joint research report on the sidelines of the 2017 Milan Global Nutrition Summit, focusing on the double burden of malnutrition, the coexistence of underweight and obesity-linked non-communicable diseases. The report uses a review of programs and case studies to highlight “double duty actions,” the interventions or programs that can address both sides of the malnutrition issue.

The report was cited by the WHO and the director of the Italian Agency of Cooperation in their remarks at the Milan summit, and it was mentioned in an article in La Repubblica, a major newspaper in Italy.