The Micronutrient Initiative
Our vision is a world free of hidden hunger
We are dedicated to ensuring that the world's most vulnerable - especially women and children - in developing countries get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. Learn more...

David de Ferranti takes on role as Vice-Chair of MI Board of Directors
April 9, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Micronutrient Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr. David de Ferranti as Vice-Chair for the Board.
The Micronutrient Initiative joins Live Below the Line Campaign
April 8, 2014
From April 28 to May 2, Canadians will be participating in the Live Below the Line campaign, along with people in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia as an act of solidarity with the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty.
Canada to host Summit on maternal,  newborn and child health
March 6, 2014

The Micronutrient Initiative welcomes Canada´s announcement of a high-level Summit on maternal, newborn and child health. The Summit will focus on increasing global efforts to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths. It will be hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Toronto, from May 28 to 30.

Joel Spicer takes the helm at the Micronutrient Initiative
February 18, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Micronutrient Initiative is pleased to introduce the organization´s new President, Joel Spicer. Joel comes to the position from the World Health Organization´s Stop TB Partnership, where he successfully raised the profile of tuberculosis and the Stop TB partnership among donors. While there, he also led a new generation of partnerships with the corporate sector, and catalyzed the drive for greater ambition in global targets.
MI brings hidden hunger to the table with new web game “Spin the Plate”
February 7, 2014
The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is launching an interactive web game today called Spin the Plate. The game is designed to draw attention to the issue of hidden hunger, which affects millions of people throughout the world. “Spin a plate” in the game, and a player will be given examples of meals a child might eat in some of the countries MI works in and then learn how MI is helping to ensure access to life-saving micronutrients so children can survive and thrive to reach their full potential.

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United Call to Action on Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
United Call to Action Report Cover This report, developed in partnership with the Flour Fortification Initiative, USAID, GAIN, WHO, The World Bank, and UNICEF, shows micronutrients are the best low-cost solution to improved health in the developing world.

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Full Report: English, French

For more information, please visit the report web site or our page on vitamin and mineral deficiency reports.

Report Launches Around the World