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Case studies: We would like to capture your experiences of planning or providing care to small and nutritionally at-risk infants under six months and their mothers. We have created a framework to guide case study development (here). If you are interested in sharing your experiences, please email Eleanor Rogers, MAMI Global Network Coordinator (eleanor@ennonline.net).

MUAC data: We are compiling a list of all published studies and grey literature that include MUAC data for infants under 6 months of age. Please share your published and unpublished research that includes MUAC data for this age group. Please send to mami@ennonline.net.

We are looking for French and Spanish speakers with experience planning and delivering services for small and nutritionally at-risk infants under 6 months and their mothers to join the GNC Technical Alliance Consultant Roster. If you have the required skills, please find out more and apply here.

MAMI Events

Upcoming Events

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Previous Events 

September 2022: Male engagement to support positive maternal, infant and child feeding and care practices, Ethiopia

Hatty Barthorp (Global Nutrition Advisor, GOAL Global) presented to the MAMI Global Network’s Implementers’ Group the qualitative research conducted in Gambella, Ethiopia, on increasing male engagement in maternal, infant and child feeding and care practices through the implementation of father-to-father support groups.

June 2022: Piloting the integrated MAMI Care Pathway in South Sudan. June 2022 MAMI implementers group meeting

Elise Vanlerberghe presented to the MAMI Global Network’s Implementers’ Group some thoughts on the maternal mental health component of the MAMI approach which will be implemented by MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) project and partners in South Sudan. Elisa looks at the tools for screening and assessment, considering their appropriateness for the context in South Sudan and suggested some possible alternatives.

August 2022: World Breastfeeding Week - Two More Reasons to Step up for Breastfeeding   

ENN shared information about the MAMI Global Pathway Package on August 3rd as part of the Global Breastfeeding Collective’s webinar “Take ten steps up for breastfeeding” and “Two more reasons to step up”. This 10-minute presentation introduces practical details and examples of applied practice for the MAMI Care Pathway Package, followed by an update on the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Operational Guidance and a brief Question and Answer session which is compiled here. Watch the webinar in English below, or click here for links to other languages as well as ENN's blog. 

March 2022: Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition for Infants Under 6 Months of Age is Safe and Effective: Analysis of Operational Data

Dr Indi Trehan (Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine, University of Washington) presented to the MAMI Global Network’s Implementers’ group the results of the study: ‘Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition for Infants Under 6 Months of Age is Safe and Effective: Analysis of Operational Data.’

November 2021: N4G side-event: Growing partnerships: collaborative action & evidence co-creation to transform MAMI

The MAMI Global Network hosted an official N4G side-event focused on partnerships and collective action to co-create evidence to transform care of small and nutritionally at-risk infants under six months and their mothers (MAMI). The event showcased country experiences from Ethiopia and India and featured reflections from the WHO and UNICEF on strategic approaches to transform MAMI care.

August 2021: Supporting Mothers of Nutritionally Vulnerable Infants Under six Months in India

The MAMI Global Network co-hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG) and the National Centre of Excellence for SAM Management KSCH (New Delhi) on “Supporting mothers of nutritionally vulnerable infants under six months” in India.

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