Lilly & Elanco Look Beyond World Hunger Day

Lilly & Elanco Look Beyond World Hunger Day

By David Marbaugh

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Elanco's Noel S. Paul


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:25pm

CAMPAIGN: Lilly Global Health Programs


Today’s guest blog comes from Noel S. Paul, a consultant with corporate responsibility at Elanco, Lilly’s animal health division.

More than one billion people – one seventh of the world’s population – live in extreme hunger and poverty. As a public health threat, hunger is more deadly than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

For a majority of people facing hunger daily, it’s not just about a lack of food, but also a lack of opportunity. Raising awareness about the cycle of extreme poverty that leads to chronic, persistent hunger is the idea behind World Hunger Day, recognized this year on May 28.

At Elanco our focus is animal well-being, animal productivity and food safety. We develop medicines that help companion animals lead longer, healthier lives. In the United States that may mean a cat or dog, but in many countries in the developing world, companion animals, such as goats and cattle, are a source of food and income.

What difference can one healthy animal make? For children in Cameroon, it means being able to attend school. For a mother in Indonesia, it means living in a home built of brick instead of bamboo. For millions of people in China, one animal simply means hope.

To learn more about Lilly and Elanco’s efforts to stop hunger, read our blog.