ENN attended the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) annual gathering in Brussels in early July (Tanya Khara as Technical Director, Isabelle Modigell and Linda Shaker-Berberias as ENN consultants and myself as staff nutritionist). This is a key event in the calendar for nutrition actors in the humanitarian sector – a chance to take stock of progress in countries of operation and steer the course of future action at country, regional and global levels.
Nutrition is increasingly a top priority issue for developing countries around the globe, with many countries working hard to reduce high rates of undernutrition, child stunting and wasting.
Nutrition is however a complex, multifaceted issue, that interacts with many sectors.
ENN’s Charulatha Banerjee talks to Uma Mahadevan, the previous Principal Secretary, Women & Child Development in the Government of Karnataka, about the Mathrupoorna programme. The intervention combines a mid-day meal, health services and peer support to strengthen maternal nutrition.
In this episode Natale Sessions, Global Knowledge Coordinator is joined by Nazneen Rahman, who currently serves as a Team Leader for the Health unit of CARE Bangladesh and is overseeing the Collective Impact for Nutrition initiative.