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Future Food Systems: An Interview with Emmy Simmonds

Podcast  /  4 January 2021

In this podcast Natalie Sessions (ENN Senior Nutritionist) and Emily Mates (ENN Technical Director) talk to Emmy Simmonds, a member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.

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Boys are more likely to be undernourished than girls: some thoughts on a recently published systematic review by Susan Thurstans

Blog post  /  17 December 2020

This week I have been delighted to finally see the publication of my paper reviewing sex differences in undernutrition which forms part of my PhD studies at LSHTM.  I was introduced to the interesting, yet emotive subject of sex differences by my primary PhD supervisor Marko Kerac and have since teamed up with an advisory group full of brilliant people from various disciplines and backgrounds, including a subgroup of ENN’s Wasting and Stunting (WaSt) Technical Interest Group (TIG). 

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FEX 63 South Asia Special Edition: An interview with Britta Schumacher, Senior Regional Nutrition Advisor with World Food Programme Regional Bureau for Asian Pacific, on WFP's role and regional approaches for wasting management.

Podcast  /  1 December 2020

As part of the special edition of Field Exchange on Child Wasting in South Asia, we were delighted to speak to Britta Schumacher, senior regional nutrition advisor with WFP Regional Bureau for Asian Pacific. This regional office provides support to 14 countries in Asia, of which seven are in South Asia. In this podcast, Britta shares insights of WFP's role and regional approaches to wasting management as well as nutrition more broadly in the region.

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FEX 63 South Asia Special Edition: Thoughts on Pakistan’s approach to wasting management from Dr Baseer Khan Achakzai, Nutrition Director for the Ministry of National Health, Service, Regulation and Coordination, Pakistan.

Podcast  /  20 November 2020

As part of the special edition of Field Exchange on wasting in South Asia, we feature an article that examines how wasting prevention and treatment is central to stunting reduction in Pakistan. We're delighted to have had the opportunity to interview Dr. Baseer Khan Achakzai, Nutrition Director of the nutrition wing of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination for the Government of Pakistan to discuss the details of the article further.

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FEX 63 South Asia Special Edition: An interview with Dr. Andrew Mertens, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, on recently published papers on growth failure.

Podcast  /  12 November 2020

In this podcast, Marie McGrath speaks to Dr. Andrew Mertens, a postdoctoral scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for Targeted Learning and a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Andrew is the lead author of some fascinating research, examining patterns of growth failure that we have summarized in the Field Exchange edition, part of the knowledge integration initiatives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which includes a database of millions of participants and studies in child birth growth and development. Summaries of the particular papers mentioned in this podcast can be found here and here.

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