Toronto, November 27, 2019 — Action Against Hunger Canada is excited to share that Executive Director Danny Glenwright has joined the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) board of directors.
CanWaCH is a proud membership of more than 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, health professional associations and individuals partnering to improve health outcomes for women and children in more than 1,000 communities worldwide.
Together, they represent Canada in championing the health rights and needs of the world’s most marginalized people. Through the power of partnership, CanWaCH strives to realize a world where every woman and child survives and thrives.
“I’m thrilled to be joining this board and team to represent Action Against Hunger and to champion the important work of all the Canadian organizations working to improve women’s and children’s health here at home and around the world,” says Danny Glenwright.
Malnutrition is the underlying cause of death for at least 3.1 million children annually. To prevent this, proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life is critical for both mother and child.
“Nutrition is a key component to child and maternal health, and we know health is key to prosperous societies. I am thrilled to bring this knowledge and expertise to the table, and I am looking forward to contributing as a CanWaCH board member alongside other exceptional leaders in this sector,” adds Glenwright.
About Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.
We save the lives of severely malnourished children while helping communities become self-sufficient. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for almost four decades, combating hunger in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity. With more than 8,000 staff in more than 50 countries, our programs in nutrition, food security, livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene, reach more than 14 million people each year.
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