The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition and is focused on finding solutions to end malnutrition within our lifetimes. It was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition.
GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst — building alliances between governments, business and civil
society — to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. Since GAIN was launched in 2002, our diverse and targeted
programs have helped 1.1 billion people in developing countries access healthier food.
We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the
cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our lifetimes.
GAIN has helped *892 million people *to access affordable, nutritious food — about 350 million of whom are women and children. Our work to *fortify staple foods* and condiments with essential micronutrients reaches more than *30 countries worldwide.* Our work includes helping to
improve the quality of foods and diets and educating families of the benefits of breastfeeding and good nutrition. Worldwide, *our projects are changing lives* and contributing to reducing micronutrient deficiencies through large-scale food fortification. For example, we’ve increased the intake of vitamin A in Indonesia by fortifying edible oils and the intake of iron in China by fortifying soy sauce.
By 2017, we aim to increase the intake of essential micronutrients such as vitamins A, D, iron, folic acid and iodine for 1.3 billion people,
including 400 million women and adolescent girls, and 200 million children under five.
GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We believe that everyone in the world should have access to an affordable, healthy
and nutritious diet. We focus on children, girls and women to break the cycle of malnutrition and poverty.
By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we *can* end malnutrition within our lifetimes.
We believe that everyone in the world should have access to an affordable, healthy and nutritious diet. We work to understand and deliver
specific solutions to the daily challenge of food insecurity faced by poor people. By understanding that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’
model, we develop alliances and build tailored programs, using a variety of flexible models and approaches.
We aim to reach 1 billion people with affordable,nutritious foods by 2015. We build alliances between governments, local and global businesses, and civil society to deliver sustainable improvements at scale. We are part of a global network of partners working together to create sustainable solutions to malnutrition.
We focus on early life stages and maternal health when good nutrition has the most impact. We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that providing access to affordable, sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty.