The Best Start - Saving Children's Lives in Their First 1,000 Days
Date: 21 SEPTEMBER 2011
Venue: New York
Launch of World Vision’s latest report “The Best Start” and the world premier of a photo exhibit by World Press Photo winner, Nick Danziger, on the realities of MDG issues from 2005 to today.
Every day, more than 7,500 children under the age of five die as a result of undernutrition. But according to the “The Best Start” report, overcoming malnutrition can be straightforward and relatively inexpensive. The nutrition gap, with knowledge and resources on one side and children and families on the other, must be bridged in order to put an end to these senseless deaths.
Nick Danziger, world-renowned photographer and winner of a World Press Photo 1st prize, has spent much of the last 25 years photographing the world most dispossessed and disadvantaged. In 2005 World Vision commissioned Danziger to visit eight of the world’s poorest countries to meet people living in extreme poverty. He photographed the same people last year to update their stories. These images document the progress being made towards meeting the eight Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations to eradicate poverty by 2015 in a personal and moving way, and must not be missed.