Micronutrient Initiative MI

solutions for hidden hunger – aussi en français

  • Vision: A world free of hidden hunger
  • Purpose: The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is dedicated to ensuring that the world’s most vulnerable-especially women and children in developing countries-get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive.
  • Mission: To develop, implement and monitor innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger, in partnership with others. (full text).

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How We Work: Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is passionate about helping developing nations save lives and improve livelihoods by developing and sharing the most appropriate solutions for hidden hunger, and reaching the people who need essential vitamins and minerals the most. Last year alone MI supported programs that reached almost 500 million people in over 70 countries.

MI is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting simple cost-effective solutions for hidden hunger and developing innovative new solutions where needed. We believe that:

  • Children have the right to a healthy start in life and should grow up free from the preventable impairment of hidden hunger
  • Women have a right to the vitamins and minerals that enable their full economic and social participation in society
  • Working in partnership with governments, the private sector, UN agencies and civil society organizations is the key to success in preventing hidden hunger

Specifically, MI takes a leadership role in the drive to end hidden hunger by:

  • helping governments, food producers, and partner organizations develop, implement, and monitor innovative, culturally appropriate and cost-effective programs to get essential vitamins and minerals to the people who need them most
  • providing technical and financial assistance
  • offering  procurement and quality control services for highly specialized suppliesand equipment needed to prevent hidden hunger
  • advocating for micronutrient programs
  • educating government bodies around the world so that they understand the highbenefits that come from policies, legislation, and programs to ensure the sustained delivery of essential vitamins and minerals

By helping women and children survive and thrive, MI and partners are helping to break cycles of poor health and poverty, and to build up the physical, mental, and financial well being of families, communities, and whole nations.

Watch a brief slideshow developed by the International Development Research Council of Canada about MI ’s approach to developing solutions for hidden hunger and the lasting impact our projects have on improving child survival, child development, and maternal health.

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