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5 October 2017: The first ever issue of Field Exchange in French: A compilation of field articles and research articles from Field Exchange issues 51 to 54, translated into French. 

26 September 2017: Read what the IAEA has been doing in its latest newsletter on nutritional and health-related environmental studies, including workshops, training and the development of a quality assurance framework for the use of isotope techniques.

15 September 2017: WHO is holding an online consultation 14th - 24th Sept 2017 on 'Safeguarding against possible conflicts of interest in nutrition programmes' to help prevent conflicts of interest in policy development and country programmes. Read more.

11 September 2017: Request for Papers: The International Rescue Committee requests papers examining the impact of interventions targeting forcibly displaced populations for a rapid evidence review. Contact  ellie.ott@education.ox.ac.uk by 18/09/17

Papers and publications

18 October 2017: Important new study published with open access in Maternal and Child Nutrition 'Children concurrently wasted and stunted: A meta-analysis of prevalence data of children 6–59 months from 84 countries’. Read more here.

9 October 2017: The Operational Guidance on IFE has been updated by the IFE Core Group, led by ENN and UNICEF.  Version 3, 2017 is now available in English, with French and Arabic to follow. For offers to help with additional translations, contact: office@ennonline.net

18 September 2017: The FANTA Project has released a report, Multisectoral Nutrition Programming: FANTA Achievements and Lessons Learned, that describes its multisectoral nutrition programming activities in developing countries. 

11 August 2017: Undertaken as part of the DFID-funded Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) project Nutrition International and the SUN SMS developed a standard framework to assess information systems for nutrition in 57 of the 59 countries in the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN). Findings from this work is available here.

8 August 2017: New research by KEMRI/ Wellcome Trust finds that new growth curves for MUAC are effective in predicting survival in vulnerable African school age children and adolescents. Read the full BMJ paper here. 

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. 

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.  

Events

13 November 2017: The Action Against Hunger hosted 'Research for Nutrition' Conference takes place on 13th November, 2017 in Paris. View posters of current research that are being presented there. 

26 September 2017: From 27th August to 1st September 2017, thousands gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, for World Water Week, during which several events looked at synergies between WASH and Nutrition to combat malnutrition. Read the summary here.  

25 September 2017: A webinar is being held on the Technical Rapid Response Team (RRT) recent deployment to Nigeria to strengthen inpatient management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) - Thursday, 28th September, 15:00-16:00 GMT. Email to register.

 

18 September 2017: SPRING are hosting a webinar on 21st Sept 2017 9:00-10.30 am EST on 'Accelerating Behavior Change in Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture E-Learning Course' - to demonstrate the new e-learning course. Register here. 

18 September 2017: SPRING are holding a webinar on 19th Sept 2017 8:00-9:00 EST on 'Introducing New SPRING - UNICEF Resources to Develop/Adapt High Quality Images for Nutrition' to learn about the use of IYCF digital image bank. Register here. 

14 September 2017: The 19th Global Child Nutrition Foundation is being held in Montreal, Canada 17th - 21st Sept 2017 on the theme: "Bridge to Sustainable Development through School Meal Programmes" Find out more and sign up. 

14 September 2017: A webinar is being held on Tues 19th Sept, 2017 on the WFP 'Fill the Nutrient Gap' tool to help identify context-specific solutions to improve nutrition across food, health and social protection systems. Find out more and sign up. 

14 September 2017: The WFP is holding an event to launch its report: World Food Assistance 2017 - taking stock and looking ahead on 19th September 2017, 12.15 to 1.45 Washington DC. Find out more here. 

1 September 2017:Roundtable on Government Action for Nutrition will be held in Kathmandu on 7th-8th September, 2017, hosted by the National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal and World Bank, for the scale up of nutrition programmes in South Asia.