Nutrition International, formerly the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), is an international not for profit agency based in Canada that works to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries. … Globally, more than two billion people live with vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Malnutrition isn’t just a chronic problem, it’s an urgent problem. Millions of lives and voices are missing from our global economy and collective story – when they don’t have to be.
Every day, Nutrition International drives for better, faster ways to get improved nutrition to the people who need it most.
Formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, Nutrition International brings over 25 years of on-the-ground experience. We multiply impact by partnering with countries, donors and implementers to reach millions of people in more than 60 countries annually.
Whether we are conducting cutting-edge research, influencing policy, improving delivery or integrating nutrition to advance a range of Sustainable Development Goals, all of our efforts are guided by a single purpose: to create the most good for the people we serve.
We make a difference, because nutrition is the difference. It’s the difference between attending school and learning there. Between giving birth to a child and giving her life. It’s the difference between fighting a disease and surviving it. Between what could be and what never gets the chance.
At Nutrition International, when we nourish people, we nourish life.
To be a global leader in finding and scaling solutions to malnutrition through:
- Coverage: Delivering low-cost high-impact nutrition interventions, especially for women, adolescent girls, and children in Africa and Asia;
- Leverage: Integrating nutrition across sectors to maximize impact and ensure there are no missed opportunities; and,
- Influence: Utilizing research, technical assistance, advocacy, and partnerships with national and global nutrition actors to improve policies, programs, and resources for nutrition.
Our purpose is to transform the lives of vulnerable people, especially women, adolescent girls and children, by improving their nutritional status.