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FEX 69 – Applying cost of the diet modelling in Nigeria, a conversation with Masud Rana, Save the Children.

Podcast  /  20 July 2023

In this episode of the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) Podcast, Eilise Brennan and Philip James of ENN talk with nutritionist Masud Rana of Save the Children about cost of the diet modelling and how it was used in Nigeria to develop culturally acceptable recipes from local food items that met the nutritional needs of children aged 6 to 23 months at the lowest possible cost. You can read more about this work in the article “Affordable and nutritious child feeding in Nigeria: Applying Cost of the Diet modelling”.

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Write for Us! FEX 70 and 71 wants new authors

Blog post  /  13 June 2023

Calling all prospective Field Exchange authors!

 Now that the dust has settled after the launch of issue 69 of FEX, we are welcoming new authors to send us submissions for issues 70 and 71 – both due later in 2023.

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MAMI reflections on the Lancet Small Vulnerable Newborns series

Blog post  /  7 June 2023

The recently launched Lancet Small Vulnerable Newborns (SVN) Series comprised three hearty papers of evidence and analyses and a call for action to prevent babies being born dead, too early and too small.

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Targeting wasting treatment and age – are we on the right track?

Blog post  /  14 April 2023

In our latest blog, we ask if the nutrition community are shifting their approach towards targeting wasting treatment to children under 2 years old only ?


In 2020 it was estimated that 45 million children around the world were wasted1. Only 11 million were reportedly reached with treatment in 2019 (UN 2023).  Increased international attention to the issue of wasting, recognises the need to accelerate progress on treatment (UN 2023USAID 2022). However, given competing needs in the world of malnutrition, optimising efforts, focussing treatment on the most at risk children, and answering questions of what effective prevention looks like are all increasingly essential.

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