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Addressing acute malnutrition in Cameroon during an emergency: Results and benefits of an integrated prevention programme - read an early online FEX 60 article here

Click here to read an article on simplified approaches to treat acute malnutrition: Insights and reflections from Médecins Sans Frontières Operational Centre Paris programming. FEX 60 is due out in June, subscribe here!

Testing an adapted severe acute malnutrition treatment protocol in Somalia. Read an early online FEX 60 article here.

Read an early online FEX 60 article “There are MAMs, then there are MAMs”, here. FEX 60 is out in June, subscribe here for your copy!

Read a FEX 60 article on lessons learned from evaluations of the impact of WFP programmes on moderate acute malnutrition in the Sahel, here. Subscribe here for your copy of FEX 60, out in June!

Click here to read a FEX 60 article on management of severe acute malnutrition by community health workers: Early results of Action Against Hunger research. FEX 60 is due out in June, subscribe here!

Continuum of care for children with wasting in India: Opportunities for an integrated approach - Read the latest early online FEX 60 article here

Read a Field Exchange 60 article on the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition using food products or counselling: A systematic review here.

Read an article about comparison of treatment of severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use therapeutic food and ready-to-use-supplementary food: Research plans in Pakistan here. FEX 60 is due out in June, subscribe here!

A FEX 60 article on the OptiMA study in Burkina Faso: Emerging findings and additional insights is out now! Click here to read more.

Read an early online FEX 60 article on 'Substandard discharge rules in current severe acute malnutrition management protocols: An overlooked source of ineffectiveness for programmes?' here.

Click here to read an early online article from Field Exchange 60 on the analysis of acute malnutrition protocols in food-insecure contexts in Niger, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan.

Challenging the separation between wasting and stunting. In this first podcast from the Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG),  Martha Mwangome from the Kemri / Wellcome Trust research programme, Kenya and Dr Sophie Moore from King's College, London join ENN Technical Directors Tanya Khara and Carmel Dolan to discuss some of their groundbreaking analyses that is challenging our ways of looking at wasting and stunting in children. 

Early FEX 60 articles on Scaling-up of care for children with acute malnutrition in South Sudanthe ComPAS trial in South Sudan and Kenya and using MUAC in CMAM programmes are now online!

Read early online articles on a field study of body composition among infants in sub-Saharan Africa and a stunting prevention programme in Malawi ahead of FEX issue 60 - a special issue on the acute malnutrition continuum of care.

Time for a change! Can we prevent more children from becoming stunted in countries affected by crisis? Read ENN's latest policy brief here.

Watch here presentations by Marie McGrath (ENN), Martha Mwangowe (KEMRI-Wellcome Kenya) and Hatty Barthorp (GOAL), members of the MAMI Special Interest Group, present on MAMI at the MSF Paediatric Day on April 5th.

Read here about how a project in Zambia is treating children with severe acute malnutrition otherwise left untreated, within SFPs. This article is 'early online' ahead of FEX 60 - a special issue on the continuum of acute malnutrition care, due out in June 2019. 

Watch the live stream discussion on challenges regarding malnourished young infants at the MSF Paediatric Days here, April 5th, 14:00-15:40 (CEST). Streaming in both English and French!

Click here to read ENN's latest publication, funded by Irish aid, following a cohort of infants anthropometry from birth to predict mortality in the first year of life.

A new WHO guideline on the counselling of women to improve breastfeeding practices has been released. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on breastfeeding counselling, as a public health intervention, to improve breastfeeding practices among pregnant women and mothers who intend to breastfeed, or are currently breastfeeding, and their infants and children. ENN was part of the guideline development group that provided technical input into this WHO guideline which is universally applicable, including in emergency contexts – guidance on implementation in emergency contexts is forthcoming. ENN coordinates the IFE Core Group, an international collaboration of agencies and individuals concerned with policy and programming on IFE.

Click here to read a new publicaiton by the ENN WaSt project - providing evidence that stunting is in part a biological a biological response to previous episodes of being wasted.

Field Exchange 59 is out now! Click here to read the online articles or download the whole issue. Subscribe today for your free copy of FEX!

Read ENN's latest case study on nutrition resilience building in Somalia here, 'Bringing humanitarian and development frameworks, financing and programmes closer together'.

Three papers from the WaSt TIG are now available. They contain some findings that surprised us (Having ‘multiple anthropometric deficits’ IS the same as being concurrently wasted and stunted, and boys are more affected than girls) and some findings that highlighted the wisdom of the past (weight-for-age is back! and Professor Waterlow was right about wasting and stunting all along). Read our WaSt Policy brief for more information on the implications of this research in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Thanks to Irish Aid and USAID/OFDA for making these papers possible.

Click here to read ENN's latest report on the Current State of Evidence and Thinking on Wasting Prevention, a synthesis of published, grey literature and stakeholder opinion on what works to prevent wasting.

The Global Nutrition Report 2018  has now been published and features contributions from ENN Technical Directors. In particular, Carmel Dolan is a member of the GNR's Independent Expert Group, and Emily Mates co-authored sections on adolescent nutrition and stunting in conflict data. 

ENN's Wasting and Stunting (WaSt) project has two new papers published - one on identifying children concurrently wasted and stunted, and the other on exploring patterns of concurrent wasting and stunting in children under 5

The Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (OG-IFE) Version 3.0 is now available in French. Read more here.

Field Exchange Issue 58 is now out! If you haven't subscribed already, you can do so for free here. Also check out our FEX pages for articles in French and a selection of online only articles  which we publish between issues. 

ENN has co-authored a new publication on the use of mid-upper arm circumference by novel community platforms to detect, diagnose, and treat severe acute malnutrition in children. Click here to read. 

The French version of the ENN coordinated Wasting-Stunting (WaSt) Technical Interest Group’s Policy and Programme Briefing Note is now available here. It is important for all those concerned with child wasting and stunting and the interaction between the two.

ENN are pleased to share the REFANI synthesis report of the cash and nutrition research we carried out in Pakistan alongside ACF and the research work UCL and Concern conducted in Niger and Somalia.

Click here to read a new publication co-authored by ENN under the WaSt project – 'Children who are both wasted and stunted are also underweight and have a high risk of death'.

Nutrition Exchange is celebrating a birthday! Check out the original articles from around the globe in our tenth issue of NEX, now online in four languages. 

Read about the events of the recent World Health Assembly (WHA) around the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Resolution here .

Click here to read the latest publication from the REFANI project ‘The cost of preventing undernutrition: cost, cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness of three cash-based interventions on nutrition outcomes in Dadu, Pakistan’.

ENN has published a paper on the outcomes and risk factors of severe malnutrition in infants aged under 6 months in Bangladesh. This was based on a collaboration with Save the Children. Read more here. 

ENN have prepared a briefing note providing a summary of the current state of thinking on wasting prevention. It describes current knowledge/thinking on the aetiology (causality) and physiology of wasting. Read more here.

Read the report of a joint meeting of WaSt Technical Interest Group and MAMI special Interest Group held on 16th January 2018. The meeting is intended as a first step in greater interaction between the two groups and with the wider nutrition community. 

The ENN coordinated Wasting-Stunting (WaSt) Technical Interest Group have produced an important Policy and Programme Briefing Note for all those concerned with child wasting and stunting and the interaction between the two. The English version is here and French will be available shortly.

ENN's latest video is now live. Watch our new documentary 'Nutrition in Nepal - Multi-sector programming in Kapilvastu' here.

ENN's online publication 'Exploring multi-sector programming at the sub-national level in Senegal, Nepal and Kenya' is now available in French. Read more here

Have you seen our latest video documentary on multi-sector programming in Homa Bay, Kenya? Watch the video here and read the full case study report here.

ENN has co-authored a qualitative study on the perceptions of acute malnutrition and its management in infants under 6 months of age in rural Bangladesh. Read more here.

Read a report of the MAMI SIG meeting hosted by ENN, funded by Irish Aid and Save the Children, in Oxford on 17th January 2018. This immediately followed a combined meeting of the MAMI SIG and Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group on the 16th January, to identify synergies.

Read a report of the Adolescent Interest Group Meeting , held in London on December 12th 2017 to identify synergies, opportunities, priorities and next steps to help develop the evidence base in the area of adolescent nutrition.

The Field Exchange team are pleased to have released Field Exchange issue 57. This is a general issue with much varied and interesting content spanning many contexts. This issue also includes a summary of the second Action Against Hunger Research for Nutrition Conference held in Paris in November 2017. Download the whole issue or individual articles. Subscribe here. 

ENN’s Technical Director, Carmel Dolan has joined the IEG for the GNR. ENN is excited to work with so many other experts on this very important publication. Read more here.

ENN has produced a synthesis of evidence to date, key gaps and opportunities for adolescent nutrition. This was produced in preparation for the Adolescent Interest Group meeting on 12th December 2017. Read more here. 

Read a 'story of change' about ENN’s role in the development of the Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E).

ENN has released a new discussion paper on 'Stunting in Protracted Emergencies'. Funded by Irish Aid, this paper outlines the difficulties of gaining a clear understanding of the needs and an effective response to tackle stunting in FCAS. Read more about the project here. 

A new study has been published under the ENN WAST project 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’ by Khara, T., Mwangome, M., Ngari, M. and Dolan C. Read more here.

Carmel Dolan, ENN Technical Director, co-chairs day one of the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) annual meeting in Geneva, 10th 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:

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

Field Exchange (FEX) issue 55 now online. Download a printable pdf version or see the list of individual articles. Field Articles also available in French. 

NEX 8 now online. Click here for a printable pdf version or here for individual articles.

Read our latest blog post on the Media Hub about reflections on citizen engagement in Kenya

A new study is out, co-authored by ENN and an outcome of a previous project managed by ENN on preventing and reducing anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies in refugee populations: 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. 

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. 

Read the latest blog post on the Media Hub about notes from Myanmar, progress and challenges from a recent trip.

New three-part podcast and video series live on the Media Hub about the three stages of the Common Results Framework. Listen and watch here.

Call for articles for Nutrition Exchange Issue 8 - to be published July 2017 - Are you working in nutrition (and related) programming at the national or sub-national level? Do you have a story to tell, or experiences in the field that you would like to share? Send us your ideas for a possible article to or or see Write for NEX.

ENN's new Media Hub is now live! Visit the site and check out the new digital content we have produced.

NEX 7 is now out -  we have eight original articles this edition. Listen to a podcast by NEX editors Carmel Dolan and Judith Hodge about this issue.

All ENN online platforms are now mobile friendly including en-net!

Read a blog from our Technical Directors, Jeremy Shoham and Marie McGrath, and learn about evidence in humanitarian emergencies.

You can now connect with ENN on Twitter @ENNonline, Facebook @theennonline and LinkedIn.

We are pleased to announce that Nutrition Exchange 6  is now available in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic! To subscribe or edit your existing subscription, click here.

Have you checked out our latest issue of NEX in French? Stay tuned for Arabic version in July and (soft copy) Spanish in August. Don't forget to subscribe here.

ENN is very pleased to release NEX 6 in Spanish. This is the first time NEX has been translated into Spanish and we heartily thank the UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office (LACRO) for their support. By having NEX available in Spanish, ENN and UNICEF LACRO hope this help bridge the language gap in the field. To subscribe or edit your existing subscription, click here.

The latest issue of FEX (52) is now released. Visit here to check out what this new issue presents and download a copy here. If you like to subscribe or edit your existing subscription, click here. We always welcome feedback, so please get in touch with us.

ENN is hosting a meeting 1-3 March in Oxford of the IFE Core Group and collaborators to initiate an update of the Operational Guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies (LINK). Funded by OFDA, this update is being co-led by ENN and UNICEF. This policy guidance, endorsed by the World Health Assembly, will be reviewed in the context of latest guidance and experiences emerging from recent emergencies, including Syria, the Ukraine, Yemen and the Europe migrant crisis. The agenda and participants list will be released shortly.

Field Exchange issue 51, a special issue on nutrition sensitive programming, is now out and available to download. The print version will be posted to subscribers shortly! If you haven't already subscribed and would like to, you can do so here. 

ENN has a new five year strategy (2016-2020), which represents an evolution from from ENN's current ways of working and areas of focus. Read more here and download the strategy. 

The ENN and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) have just published six country case studies produced through a year-long collaboration the two to capture and disseminate knowledge about the Nutrition Cluster experiences of responding to Level 2 and Level 3 emergencies. They each provide very rich insights into the achievements of the cluster approach and the challenges of working in complex environments. Read more here. 

The ENN has just released a new biefing note: 'Stunting in protracted emergency contexts: What are the implications for humanitarian programming of responding to stunting in protracted emergency contexts, and what should we be doing about it?'. In this paper ENN investigates the implications of operating in situations of protracted crisis where levels of stunting may be high and of concern. The brief includes a review of documents and informal discussions with a number of nutrition focal points in some of the donors and agencies.

ENN, LSHTM and Save the Children co-hosted a one day meeting of a Management of Acute Malnutrition in Infants under 6 months (MAMI) Interest Group on 27th January in London. Download the agenda and participants list. The meeting report will be available in the coming weeks.

ENN hosted the second face to face meeting of the Wasting-Stunting Technical Interest Group (WAST-TIG) in London on 29th January 2016 involving 28 participants from academia, donors and agencies. The meeting involved a series of fascinating technical presentations from a number of renowned child growth and nutrition experts, followed by Q&A sessions and discussions about potential research priorities. Considerable attention was given to how best to use  existing cross sectional and cohort data to answer key questions about both forms of infant and child undernutrition.  The meeting agenda and participant list is available here. A short report of the meeting will be available in the coming weeks.

ENN has now released the final report of the Nutrition and Resilience Scoping Study that was carried out during 2015. This was a desk-based review of the interconnections between resilience and nutrition as evidenced in the guidance of 6 international donors (Canada, the EU, Germany, Ireland, the UK, and the USA) and the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). It examines commonality in donor thinking and approaches on resilience and how this has impacted on their thinking and approaches on nutrition (or could do so in future). Read the report here. 


We have now launched a new area on en-net. The SUN Movement en-net is a free and open resource to provide a space for informal discussions of topical issues, approaches and good practices in relation to SUN Movement country priorities. Click here to find out more. 

We have recently opened a DFID-funded sub-office in London in order to coordinate our work on SUN (Scaling up Nutrition)-aligned knowledge management as well as the Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) project. Please feel free to drop in and see us at 608 The Chandlery, 50 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7QY.

We are accepting draft articles for our next publication of Nutrition Exchange! Send us your thoughts and we can help you develop an article for publication! Find out more about how to write for NEX here or contact us. 

Mokoro Ltd recently conducted an independent evalulation of the ENN - the full report is now available as well as an executive summary for shorter reading.

Issue 50 of Field Exchange is now out! The online printable version (A4 page size) is available here. Post versions (larger format) are on their way. To subscribe to e-alerts and print edition of Field Exchange, click here. 

Field Exchange 50 contains a special section on experiences around CMAM scale up in Nigeria which was made available early online here.

The ENN is planning a special edition of Field Exchange in December 2015. Issue 51 will be devoted to nutrition sensitive programming and related policy and research.  A guest editorial panel (Jody Harris, IFPRI and Aaron Buchsbaum, consultant for the Secure Nutrition platform) and key informants will support the regular editorial team. We are calling for field articles, research, evaluations and news to feature in the edition.  The deadline for full article submission is 15th October 2015. Please find more details here.

The ENN are delighted to welcome Anna Taylor to the Board of Trustees. Anna has many years experience working in international nutrition and was awarded an OBE for her work to address the global burden of undernutrition. The ENN would like to heartily thank Arabella Duffield, who stepped down from the Trustee Board in July 2015, for her longstanding support of the ENN. 

New Vacancy: ENN Senior Operations Manager.

This is an exciting new Senior Management position to manage the ENN's operations. It provides an opportunity for an individual to take up a key role in shaping and managing an established, growing charity.  Based in Oxford, the appointee will join a team of eight ENN staff.

To see the job description and futher information click here ENN Senior Operations Manager 

We recently conducted a user survey of publication Nutrition Exchange. Click here to find a summary of the results.

As part of ENN’s role as an academic lead in the DFID funded ‘Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) Consortium project, ENN's Principal Investigator (PI) Bridget Fenn travelled to Pakistan 27th March to 4th April to conduct her second field visit. Read the field trip and stakeholder meeting reports and presentation.

The ENN was part of a collaborative effort to publish a new paper in Plos Med by Angood et al. entitled  "Research Priorities to Improve the Management of Acute Malnutrition in Infants Aged Less Than Six Months (MAMI)" 

The ENN is planning a special edition of Field Exchange in December 2015 devoted to nutrition sensitive programming and related policy and research. We are now calling for content to feature, deadline 10th September. Find out more here. 

Field Exchange issue 49 is released. Articles on nutrition coverage assessment in Mali, inter-sectoral programming in Burkina Faso and many more. Subscribe to Field Exchange here. 

ENN releases the Technical Meeting on Nutrition 2014 report. Click here to find out more and download the report. 

"ENN’s perspective on the nutrition response in the Syria crisis" has been published in ODI's Humanitarian Exchange. This is based on a 'views' piece that featured in Issue 48 of ENN's publication 'Field Exchange'.

ENN attended a technical meeting from 24th to 26th November 2014 hosted by the IAEA in Vienna along with the International Malnutrition Task Force to discuss capacity building in clinical and community nutrition for scaling up nutrition. 



ENN has released a special edition of Field Exchange (issue 48) on the nutrition response to the Syria crisis. View online. It documents programme experiences and learning from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and the region. It includes a views article by the ENN editorial team.

The ENN hosted hosted a 3 day Techncical Meeting on Nutrition in Oxford, UK, from 7th – 9th October 2014 to facilitate technical learning and networking on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programming in emergencies and high burden contexts. Listen to proceedings and download presentations here. 

A draft agenda for the Technical Meeting on Nutrition to be held in Oxford in from 7th to 9th October is released. Click here for more information about the meeting.

Field Exchange 48 on the Syria crisis is due out in October 2014. Contributions for Field Exchange Issue 49 are now welcome. Click here to find out how to write an article. 

Interesting discussions around the ebola virus are taking place on en-net, The ENN's online technical forum, particularly ebola and infant feeding and nutritional support for people recovering from ebola. 

The ENN is working on a special edition of Field Exchange on the Syria response, due out in September 2014. Last minute contributions welcome.

The ENN has undertaken a review of the linkages between stunting and wasting. 

The ENN Technical Meeting on Nutrition to be held in Oxford, October 2014 

The ENN joins the Research on Food Assistance for Nurition Impact (REFANI) Consortium

Report of the Maternal Nutrition in Emergencies Round Table Meeting, November 2013 released 

The ENN and the Coverage Monitoring Network (CMN) collaborate to compile articles on coverage of CMAM programmes published in Field Exchange


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