With 149 million children still suffering from chronic undernutrition worldwide and a global commitment to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030, it is time for bold thinking and new nutrition approaches. Yet, in many ways, the nutrition field is still emerging. Biological evidence is constantly evolving, the cognitive and physical burdens of malnutrition are significant and not yet entirely understood, and food systems are inherently multidisciplinary and complex. Climate change and socio-economic shifts further threaten recent progress in nutrition.
Originally a humanitarian aid program, Sight and Life has continuously evolved in response to, and anticipation of, a changing nutrition landscape. 2019 marks the first year of Sight and Life’s new strategic plan, and an exciting year as we implemented our new strategic themes and made tremendous strides in achieving our goals. The process to update the Sight and Life strategy provided us with time to pause and reflect on the current state of nutrition and how much has changed since Sight and Life was founded more than 30 years ago. This annual report shares our achievements and learnings from the newly executed strategic plan.