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19 April 2017: Read the latest blog on the Media Hub about ENN's joint visit to Myanmar with Nutrition International.

3 April 2017: The No Wasted Lives Coalition invites you to participate in a global research prioritisation exercise to prioritise areas of research on acute malnutrition. Learn more and participate today. 

1 April 2017: GOAL is launching the Nutrition Impact and Postiive Practice (NIPP) toolkit in London on May 2nd (register) and Dublin on May 5th (register). NIPP is a participatory approach that tackles underlying behavioural causes of malnutrition. 

17 March 2017: Listen to the new FEX 54 podcast with Jeremy Shoham and Marie McGrath, now live on the Media Hub! Listen to them here.

6 February 2017: The FSN Forum is hosting an online discussion to gather views on the first draft work programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. Visit the discussion site here - send contributions to the FSN moderator or post online.

30 January 2017: The UN Network for SUN/REACH Secretariat has now released a Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN). The full CAN, a summary CAN and flyer are available from the REACH website. 

10 January 2017: IRIN has released an important article that debunks untruths published in recent mainstream media about cash transfers in foreign aid. Share widely. 

Papers and publications

10 April 2017: Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean is a new report by FAO and PAHO that shows that while malnutrition has declined throughout the LAC region, obesity and overweight have risen sharply. 

13 March 2017: Call for articles for Nutrition Exchange (NEX) Issue 8 - to be published July 2017 - Are you working in nutrition (and related) programming at the national or sub-national level? Send us ideas for articles. See Write for NEX. 

30 January 2017: The 5th newsletter of the IAEA Nutritional and Health Related Environmental Studies Section (NAHRES) is now out - find out more about the IAEA's role in using stable isotope techniques to fight global malnutrition. 

Does Mass Deworming Affect Child Nutrition? Meta-Analysis. This paper by the World Bank Group updates and expands a prior meta-analysis on the cost-effectiveness of deworming campaigns.

12 January 2017: Generation Nutrition, a global civil society campaign to end child deaths from malnutrition, has put out a new fact sheet, as part of a series on the prevention of child undernutrition. 

'Investing in Nutrition: the Foundation for Development' provides a summary of a costing analysis for global nutrition targets created by the World Health Assembly (WHA) that shows how nutrition efforts can be financed at scale.

12 January 2017: Research study in Journal of Nutrition shows that an intensive Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) intervention (Alive and Thrive) in Bangladesh promoted language and gross motor development. 

12 January 2017: The Maternal Malaria and Malnutrition (M3) initiative has pooled together 13 studies with the hope of improving understanding of malaria–nutrition interactions during pregnancy - results now published in the BMJ.

18 November 2016: Read a synthesis of SuSanA online discussion on "Integrating sectors to address the holistic needs of children", guest staring ENN expert, Emily Mates!

Tools and training

12 March 2017: FAO offers a toolkit and e-learning modules on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems. Visit the FAO website to access the state of the art materials on nutrition and food systems designed for policy makers and programme planners.

30 January 2017: The sixth regional training course on Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20th February to 3rd March 2017. There are still places available. Click here to find out more and apply. 

Events

24 April 2017: IMC and partners will host a webinar on Thur 27th April 4pm (Central European Time) on recent Technical Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployments to Iraq to support the nutrition response to the Mosul emergency. Email to register. 

6 February 2017: Link NCA is holding a learning event in Nairobi from 27th to 28th February 2017 at Fairview Hotel. Preliminary results of a link nutrition causal analysis (NCA) in an urban context in Kenya will be shared. Download agenda here.