It was indeed CONNECTED, the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference that took place virtually from the 2nd to the 20th of November 2020. It lived up to its promise to be one of the best virtual events with similar, or perhaps even stronger programming interaction than a face-to-face conference could have offered. The technical team were very responsive in resolving the technical platform connection issues that I encountered, and hence ensured that as an attendee, I had the best platform experience to engage with the latest evidence and innovative technologies in micronutrient programming, emerging strategies, best practices and insights from successful implementation. This forum was a true reflection of the flexibility and innovation brought as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
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.
Boys are more likely to be undernourished than girls: some thoughts on a recently published systematic review by Susan Thurstans
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).
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.
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.
This video is a presentation to the Ethiopian Nutrition Leaders Network Annual Meeting, 23rd November 2020 by Marie McGrath (ENN) and Carlos Grijalva Eternod (LSHTM).
MAMI RISE research in Ethiopia is a four year research programme (2019-2023) that will test the MAMI care pathway as a community based approach to care for nutritionally at risk infants under six months in a randomised control trial (RCT) within existing services in two sites in Ethiopia (Jimma Zone and Deder Woreda).