29 September 2014: Representative of the global health community and governments met in New York this week to review progress towards the MDGs and consider their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A report is written in the Lancet.
29 September 2014: Updated working document on Nutritional Care in Adults and Children infected with Ebola Virus Disease in Treatment Centres is now available. Comment on the document, view or join the discussion on en-net.
23 September 2014: A new global indicator to measure women's dietary diversity was endorsed at a FANTA and FAO meeting in July. The indicator can be generated from surveys and provides a new tool for assessment, target-setting, and advocacy.
3 September 2014: Read the latest blog from Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development about the rise of Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes and their benefits for children, farmers, cooks and families.
Papers and publications
29 September 2014: The CMAM Froum and Anthrologica release a new technical brief, 'Community engagement: the ‘C’ at the heart of CMAM' to summarise evidence and good practice on community engagement in the management of acute malnutrition.
15 September 2014: The Overseas Devleopment Institute (ODI) releases a new breifing paper: Sierra Leone Getting beyond nutrition as "a women's issue". Now available here in our resource library.
3 September 2014: The Feinstein Centre releases a new publication 'Another humanitarian crisis in Somalia?' that summarises several of the key learning areas from the 2011-2012 Somalia famine in the light of current deteriorating conditions.
Tools and training
29 September 2014: Imperial College London's Partnership for child Development launches a new 'School meals planner' to help plan nutritionally balanced and costed school meals using locally available food, trialed in Ghana and now available to all.
29 September 2014: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) now offers 15 distance learning programs for postgraduate diploma and certificate awards in subjects including public health nutrition, health promotion and epidemiology.
23 September 2014: Save the Children launch version 2 of the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) toolkit. Click here to access the toolkit, key implementation resources and references in English and Arabic (French coming soon).
23 September 2014: FANTA has now updated the tool 'PROFILES' designed to estimate the number of children under two years that would be saved if breastfeeding practices improved. Click here to find out more.
22 September 2014: The Urban Refugee Learning Programme (URLP) is an e-learning programme covering key principles and objectives of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy with modules on registration, livelihoods, education, public health and shelter.
29 September 2014: The Global Child Nutrition forum is currently taking place in Gauteng, South Africa 29th September - 3rd October 2014, organised by the GCNF and WFP, for training and planning around school feeding programs.
17 September 2014: Professor André Briend Inaugural seminar: "Childhood malnutrition – successes and challenges" is being held on Friday October 10th, 2014 at Festauditoriet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
10 September 2014: III World Congress of Public Health Nutrition held this year 7-12 Nov 2014, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. See http://www.nutrition2014.org