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Wasting Prevention: a discussion on how Malawi has reduced wasting prevalence rates

Podcast  /  16 August 2021

In this podcast, we interview Sylvester Kathumba, Nutrition Focal Point in the Ministry of Health, Malawi. The prevalence of wasted children in Malawi has reduced from 4% in 2010 to 1.8% in 2018 and this podcast aims to explore how this encouraging reduction in the prevalence and burden of wasting was achieved.

This podcast aims to be  a resource, for programmers, practitioners and policy makers involved in nutrition, and  will support improved understanding of current thinking on wasting prevention. This podcast accompanies a recently published brief entitled: Best Practice and Prevention of Child Wasting Within the Wider Context of Undernutrition read here.

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Wasting Prevention in Pakistan

Podcast  /  16 August 2021

In this podcast, we interview Khawaja Masuood Ahmed, National Coordinator Nutrition & NFA in the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination in the Government of Pakistan. We explore some of the challenges, successes and future plans to prevent wasting in Pakistan, in the context of broader stunting reduction efforts.  

This podcast aims to be  a resource, for programmers, practitioners and policy makers involved in nutrition, and will support improved understanding of current thinking on wasting prevention. This podcast accompanies a recently published brief entitled: Best Practice and Prevention of Child Wasting Within the Wider Context of Undernutrition read here

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UNICEF’s approach to Wasting Prevention

Podcast  /  16 August 2021

In this podcast, we chat to Grainne Moloney, Senior Advisor for Early Childhood Nutrition at UNICEF. We discuss UNICEF’s perspective on the prevention of wasting in the context of global action, challenges and knowledge gaps.

This podcast accompanies a recently published brief entitled: Best Practice and Prevention of Child Wasting Within the Wider Context of Undernutrition (read here) and two podcasts where we explore Malawi and Pakistan Ministry of Health’s approach to preventing wasting (Malawi podcast and Pakistan podcast).

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Best Practice and Prevention of Child Wasting Within the Wider Context of Undernutrition

Video  /  16 August 2021

ENN recently published a brief entitled: Best Practice and Prevention of Child Wasting Within the Wider Context of Undernutrition (read here). The brief is based on work since 2014 by the Wasting Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG)3 and the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN). It updates previous reports on wasting prevention by ENN and builds on ENN’s recent position paper on wasting.

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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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Is the separation between wasting and stunting justified?

Podcast  /  6 May 2019

In this episode ENN Technical Directors Tanya Khara and Carmel Dolan are joined by Martha Mwangome from the Kemri / Wellcome Trust research programme in Kenya and Dr Sophie Moore from King's College London to talk about the Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG). 

The key question they interrogate is whether the distinction between wasting and stunting is justified or helpful. They use several analyses conducted by the WaSt TIG as a basis for answering this question. 

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