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Eliminating Hunger — SDG 2


Section Editor

Purnima Menon, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Advances in Global Health’s section on SDG2, achieving zero hunger by 2030, aims to feature a range of articles on the linkages between global health and hunger, diets, and malnutrition. Poor diets and malnutrition are a major contributor to the global burden of disease.  In turn, policy and program actions to reduce malnutrition and achieve SDG2 must include actions in the health sector.  Last, but not least, addressing both nutrition and health goals will require attention to social and economic inequities given the prominent role of social determinants such as poverty, access to education, age at marriage in shaping health and nutrition outcomes.  Featuring research at the intersection of health and nutrition, is therefore, a core goal of AGH. 

The scope includes the following, in relation to how they shape population health and nutrition outcomes encompassed in the SDGs:

  • Public health nutrition
  • Food systems and their impact on health 
  • Food security 
  • Dietary quality and its impact on health 
  • Interventions and policies to address food security, diets and nutrition
  • The impact of actions in the health sector on nutrition and diets 

Research submissions may include empirical studies, experiments, modeling, program and policy evaluations, evidence synthesis. We also invite commentaries and letters on the nexus of health, nutrition, food security and diets.  We encourage submissions from low and middle income countries, primarily, but will also accept analyses that focus on the impact of actions in high income countries on policies, actions and outcomes in low and middle income countries.


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