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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

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. 

Papers and publications

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. 

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. 

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

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.

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.