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19 June 2017: Initial statistics are out from the No Wasted Lives Coalition global research prioritisation exercise to prioritise areas of research on acute malnutrition. View statistics here and email for more information. 

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.

Papers and publications

23 June 2017: Now out: A review of methods to detect cases of severely malnourished infants less than 6 months for their admission into therapeutic care by ENN, The Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network and LSHTM. Read here. 

22 June 2017: New study out: Assessment of the effectiveness of a small quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement on reducing anaemia and stunting in refugee populations in the Horn of Africa. Read full paper here. 

26 May 2017: New paper out by the REFANI project in PLOS Med ,"Impact evaluation of different cash-based intervention modalities on child and maternal nutritional status in Sindh Province, Pakistan, at 6 mo and at 1 y" Read here. 

23 May 2017:Call for Action (CFA) document has been released on the famine in North-East Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia, following the Global Food Security and Nutrition Cluster event held on the 26th April 2017. Read more here. 

5 May 2017: A new USAID brief presents a summary of the literature on barriers to maternal nutrition and weight gain during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries. Download here. 

5 May 2017: A new USAID nutrition brief summarizes findings from a Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)-led review identifying key barriers that impede exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life. Download here. 

5 May 2017: A new USAID nutrition brief summarizes findings from a Maternal and Child Survival Progam (MCSP)-led review identifying key strengths and barriers of community-based distribution (CBD) of iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation. Download here. 

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. 

Tools and training

3 July 2017: Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins University launches a new online course to teach how public health concepts and skills can be applied to disasters. Read more about the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises course.  

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.

Events

A webinar will be held on the Technical Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployments to Yemen to support the nutrition response on Monday 22nd May 2016 5pm Yemen time. Email to register. 

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.