Two Ways to Reduce Malnutrition: Government Partnerships and Informing Politicians



In 2019, 5,200,000 children under 5 died of malnutrition, being undernourished or overnourished. 500,000 children ages 5-9 also died in 2019 throughout the world. Typically, the children die of an inability to recover from an illness caused by this condition. Among those who live, their life is typically affected by ailments linked to their poor nutrition, such as less education, obesity, low energy levels, and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.) Given these facts, it is unsurprisingly that the UN addresses malnutrition in their sustainable goals.


The UN’s efforts in six main areas have helped reduce this health issue worldwide. Over the past two decades, malnutrition has reduced by half globally. Yet, there is still much work to do to meet the UN’s goal in this health area by 2030. 

In 2017, over 821,000,000 people met the definition of malnutrition. Nonprofits and individuals are needed to help the UN reduce this number worldwide at a faster rate to achieve their 2030 goal.

KindCause can serve as a partner in fighting malnutrition because of our ability to help nonprofits better market themselves by using the KindX Platform. In particular, 2 ways that malnutrition is best reduced are within the scope of our team. 

  • Government Partnerships

Peru exemplifies the power of a government partnership in reducing malnutrition. Peru reduced stunting by 20% because of NGOs and international agencies collaborating with the country’s government.

In order for a nonprofit to obtain a government partnership, visibility into the organization is necessary. In today’s world, the internet is the way to best gain visibility, which is how KindCause helps nonprofits obtain greater visibility. 

  • Informed Politicians

Politicians need nonprofits informed about malnutrition to voice their knowledge, so this information can inform legislation that impacts this health concern, according to the 2014 SUN Global Gathering. 

Just as ethos, in a general sense, helps information be better received by a recipient, a nonprofit’s ethos helps determine the reception of a politician to malnutrition information. A nonprofits builds their ethos by their impact and their reputation.  

In today’s digital age, a nonprofit’s online interactions play a large role in their impact and reputation. Nonprofits can grow faster by obtaining more donors and volunteers via the internet, which in turn helps them expand their impact and reputation. This online acceleration of donors and volunteers is exactly what KindCause helps nonprofits achieve.

Call to Action

If you are a nonprofit passionate about malnutrition, reach out to us. So, we can help solve this health problem across the globe.

If you would like to help KindCause in its efforts to help nonprofits end malnutrition, you can donate or volunteer with us. 


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