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29 September 2014: Representative of the global health community and governments met in New York this week to review progress towards the MDGs and consider their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A report is written in the Lancet

 

29 September 2014: Updated working document on Nutritional Care in Adults and Children infected with Ebola Virus Disease in Treatment Centres is now available. Comment on the document, view or join the discussion on en-net.

 

23 September 2014: Updated guidance by UNICEF, WHO and others on infant feeding/ breastfeeding in the context of the Ebola outbreak now available. CDC have also produced guidance. Participate in the related en-net dicussion here

23 September 2014: A new global indicator to measure women's dietary diversity was endorsed at a FANTA and FAO meeting in July. The indicator can be generated from surveys and provides a new tool for assessment, target-setting, and advocacy.

10 September 2014: The CMAM Forum announces a new Arabic resources section on its website which provides access to a range of resources on acute malnutrition in Arabic. 

3 September 2014: Read the latest blog from Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development about the rise of Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes and their benefits for children, farmers, cooks and families. 

Papers and publications

29 September 2014: The CMAM Froum and Anthrologica release a new technical brief, 'Community engagement: the ‘C’ at the heart of CMAM' to summarise evidence and good practice on community engagement in the management of acute malnutrition. 

 

29 September 2014: The Generation Nutrition Campaign releases a new policy briefing 'Closing the gap: towards a 2030 wasting target'. Join the campaign

23 September 2014: Seasonal malnutrition: a bigger killer than Ebola. New report by the Overseas Development Institute on malnutrition and health choices at the community level in Sierra Leone available here in our resource library, plus accompanying blog by Rich Mallett

15 September 2014: The Overseas Devleopment Institute (ODI) releases a new breifing paper: Sierra Leone Getting beyond nutrition as "a women's issue". Now available here in our resource library. 

3 September 2014: The Feinstein Centre releases a new publication 'Another humanitarian crisis in Somalia?' that summarises several of the key learning areas from the 2011-2012 Somalia famine in the light of current deteriorating conditions.

Tools and training

29 September 2014: Imperial College London's Partnership for child Development launches a new 'School meals planner' to help plan nutritionally balanced and costed school meals using locally available food, trialed in Ghana and now available to all. 

29 September 2014: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) now offers 15 distance learning programs for postgraduate diploma and certificate awards in subjects including public health nutrition, health promotion and epidemiology.  

23 September 2014: Save the Children launch version 2 of the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) toolkit. Click here to access the toolkit, key implementation resources and references in English and Arabic (French coming soon). 

23 September 2014: FANTA has now updated the tool 'PROFILES' designed to estimate the number of children under two years that would be saved if breastfeeding practices improved. Click here to find out more. 

22 September 2014: The Urban Refugee Learning Programme (URLP) is an e-learning programme covering key principles and objectives of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy with modules on registration, livelihoods, education, public health and shelter.

Events

29 September 2014: The Global Child Nutrition forum is currently taking place in Gauteng, South Africa 29th September - 3rd October 2014, organised by the GCNF and WFP, for training and planning around school feeding programs. 

 

29 September 2014: iCCM and nutrition technical working group to host meeting at IRC, New York, 11th – 12th December, 2014 to present the results of review on linking nutrition and iCCM/CCM services. Contact Saul Guerrero or Casie Tesfai to attend.  

17 September 2014: The agenda for the Technical Meeting on Nutrition 7th-9th October, 2014, in Oxford, has now been released by the ENN. Find out more about the meeting here

17 September 2014: Professor André Briend Inaugural seminar:  "Childhood malnutrition – successes and challenges" is being held on Friday October 10th, 2014 at Festauditoriet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

10 September 2014: III World Congress of Public Health Nutrition held this year 7-12 Nov 2014, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. See http://www.nutrition2014.org