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Prime minister uses London Olympics to highlight challenge of global hunger

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5335 (Published 07 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5335
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

The UK prime minister, David Cameron, is hosting a high level summit on global nutrition and food security on 12 August, the last day of the London Olympic Games, in a bid to create a lasting international legacy.

A new report by Save the Children indicates that the number of hungry children worldwide has risen for the first time in a decade.1 It warns that a “significant rise in acutely malnourished children threatens impressive progress in cutting child mortality and getting more children into school.”

The findings come amid a “backdrop of rising food and fuel prices, which is making it much harder for families to afford to …

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