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UNICEF Supply Division requests those involved in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (CMAM/ IMAM) to participate in a short survey on the suitability of the current Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) recipe. Please participate here

20 July 2015: IFPRI invite you to respond to a call for nominations for their new initiative on “Nourishing Millions:Stories of Change in Nutrition.”  Nominations by 15th September 2015 - submit here

20 July 2015: The FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition in West Africa invites you to participate in its new online discussion on school food and nutrition “How School Food and Nutrition activities can promote lifelong healthy eating habits”.

6 July 2015: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), an organisation that provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries, has launched its new website

6 July 2015: The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy, a global research network, is now launched. The network is facilitated by LCIRAH, IMMANA and CGIAR. Register through their website at this link.

6 July 2015: IRIN, an independent, non-profit media organisation has released a fascinating presentation entitled 'The humanitarian economy: where is all the money going?' Click here to view. 

Papers and publications

14 July 2015: The Food Security journal June issue features a special section: Strengthening the links between nutrition and health outcomes and agricultural research, that looks at increasing access to nutritious, safe and sustainably-produced food. 

14 July 2015: Issue 7 of the IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification) Newsletter is now out. The IPC is an innovative tool to improve food security analysis and decision making. A nutrition tool is being piloted, to be finalised December 2015. 

14 July 2015: SecureNutrition policy research working paper and Q&A with the author look at the challenge of measuring hunger and specifically how qustionnaire design greatly affects measures of hunger in Tanzania, even by 40%. 

14 July 2015: The World Bank releases a paper "can conditional cash transfers improve education and nutrition outcomes for poor children in Bangladesh" - a report of the Shombhob ("Possible" in Bangla) pilot in 2012. 

FANTA III releases a Desk Review of Programs Integrating Family Planning with Food Security and Nutrition, that looks at how family planning is integrated into food security and nutrition programmes. 
An IFPRI brief Identifying Opportunities for Nutrition-sensitive Value-chain Interventions reviews the literature surrounding the opportunities and constraints of using the food value chain approach to improve nutritional outcomes. 
WASH & Nutrition: USAID Water and Development Strategy Implementation Brief looks at the relationship between WASH interventions and nutritional outcomes, including evidence linking WASH, nutrition, and gut dysfunction.

13 July 2015: Development Iniativies release a report "DFID's aid spending for nutrition: 2013" - an independent analysis of UK Department for International Development (DFID) spending on nutrition-related projects. Read more here. 

6 July 2015: A paper in SCN News 2015 (No.41 pp.55-58) 'Extension of the WHO maternal, infant and young child nutrition targets to 2030', proposes targets for the 6 identified indicators of maternal, infant and young child nutrition as an extension of the 2025 targets. 


6 July 2015: USAID Health Policy Project releases at paper 'Family planning improves nutrition' that summarises evidence from studies in low and middle-income countries. 

6 July 2015: WHO has shared the The Global Prevalence of Anaemia in 2011, that describes global estimates of prevalence of anaemia in preschool-age children, women of reproductive age, by pregnancy status, region and country. 

6 July 2015: In June 2015, the United Nations Global Nutrition Agenda (UNGNA)was launched by the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN), which provides a broad framework for the aligning of UN agencies in support of global and national nutrition goals. 

Tools and training

6 July 2015: A course on the Nutritional Management of Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) will take place 17th to 21st Aug 2015 in Delhi, India, facilitated by the Public Health Foundation of India. Register by 3rd August here.

6 July 2015: A 2-week Breastfeeding Advocacy and Practice course organised by WABA will take place in Penang 19th - 31st October. The course is aimed at doctors, midwives and other senior health professionals in South East Asia.