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.
News & Updates
New results tackle anemia, one of the world´s greatest health challenges
June 27, 2014
The Journal of Nutrition has published promising results of an exciting study that provides further evidence of the potential for salt that is fortified with iodine and iron, known as double-fortified salt, to reduce iron deficiency.
A message from the Micronutrient Initiative about new Canadian anti-spam legislation
June 27, 2014
MI is working to be fully compliant with Canada´s new anti-spam legislation (CASL), which is aimed at monitoring Canadian commercial based e-information.
Impact of Canada's Commitment to world's women and children will be felt for generations: Micronutrient Initiative
May 29, 2014
Toronto - Canada's flagship global nutrition organization, the Micronutrient Initiative, applauds Canada's commitment to the world's most vulnerable women and children at the Prime Minister's Summit, “Saving Every Women, Every Child". Today, Canada committed $3.5 billion to address maternal, newborn and child health initiatives around the world.
The Little Red Capsule: Canada´s Vitamin A Success Story
May 26, 2014
On May 26th, the Micronutrient Initiative is launching a new microsite, www.littleredcapsule.ca. The site tells the story of the Little Red Capsule
Ending the cycle of poverty and malnutrition
April 29, 2014
Today, Joel Spicer, President of the Micronutrient Initiative, highlighted how Canadian innovation is breaking the never-ending cycle of global poverty and malnutrition faced by over a billion people.
Scaling Up Nutrition a Key Focus at Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm´s Reach Summit
April 29, 2014
As Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper held up a Micronutrient Initiative vitamin A capsule, he announced the details of the Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm´s Reach Summit, to be held in Toronto from May 28 to 30, 2014.
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.
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Stories from the Field
Ethiopia: The Opportunity to Examine the Impact of Iodized Salt
Vitamin A: A Canadian Child Survival Story
Helping Women Survive: Hands-on Training for Community Workers and Health Staff in Rural Kenya
Desire to innovate pulls Canadian volunteer to Senegal
In the News
Accelerating Maternal Nutrition: No More Missed Opportunities
Summit on maternal health
Harper's kids, moms aid plan for poor countries polarizes at home
Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System
Living Below the Line: Hungry for Change
Stephen Harper Says Maternal And Child Health A Priority For Canada
Why I'm Going to Live Below the Line
Canada´s Coalition to End Global Poverty Highlights MI
Iron Women Forge the World
Health Care Providers Should Think About Zinc
Reducing Diarrheal Disease With Rotavirus Vaccine
The micronutrient distribution challenge
All I Want for Christmas Is to Save More Children's Lives
War against diarrhoea gets zinc boost in 'vegetarian state'
The issue of consent in human research
Growing India's economy by nourishing its children
World Food Day: Time to Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks
Senegal looks to the salt of the Earth