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17 August 2015: ELDIS nutrition blog features blogs written by a variety of experts around the globe. The latest to mark World Breastfeeding Week by Sigit Sulistyo, World Vision Indonesia, is on supporting breastfeeding mothers at work in Indonesia.

5 August 2015: A new blog is released by CGIAR by Namukolo Covic of IFPRI: "The evolution of mainstreaming nutrition in Africa's agriculture sector"

5 August 2015: Call for content remains open for ENN's publication Field Exchange special edition on nutrition sensitive programming, to be published December 2015. Deadline for content 10th Sept. Read more about how to submit content here. 

5 August 2015: A new Nepal nutrition and food security portal is launched by the Government of Nepal that includes statistics on the current situation, governance and existing nutrition and food security initiatives. 

Papers and publications

17 August 2015: New paper in the Lancet (Volume 3, No. 9 e546-e555, September 2015) by Yotebieng et al describes the results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a breastfeeding programme on early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding in DRC. 

17 August 2015: A new paper in the Lancet (Volume 3, No. 9, e528-e536, September 2015) looks at trends and mortality effects of vitamin A deficiency in children in LMICs between 1991 and 2013. View this article here. 

5 August 2015: A new review is released in Advances in Nutrition: Scaling up impact on nutrition: what will it take? by Stuart Gillespie, Purnima Menon and Andrew Kennedy. 

5 August 2015: New paper out in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Midupper arm circumference and weight-for-length z scores have different associations with body composition: evidence from a cohort of Ethiopian infants. 

5 August 2015: Paper published in PlosOne by Rogers, Myatt, Woodhead et al, "Coverage of community-based management of severe acute malnutrition programmes in twenty-one countries, 2012-2013" 

Tools and training

27 August 2015: Researchers at the University of Oxford have created a new app to help fieldworkers, clinicians and researchers quickly calculate newborn centile and z-score for weight, length and head circumference using the INTERGROWTH-21st standards. 

26 August 2015: Save the Children launches the CMAM Report, a comprehensive monitoring and reporting package for Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition. View a 3 minute introduction to the software; find out more here


26 August 2015: Two webinars are coming up to introduce the CMAM Report (a comprehensive monitoring and reporting package for CMAM): Webinar 1 on 1st Setpember 2.30pm-4.30pm (London time) and webinar 2 on 9th September 2.30pm-4.30pm.

26 August 2015: ODI is hosting and event 'how cash transfers can transform humanitarian aid' on 15th September 14:00 to 15.30 (GMT) to consider how humanitarian cash transfers could create a more efficient, transparent and accountable system of aid. Register here

17 August 2015: ODI hosts a meeting 'celebrating aid work' in London on 18th August 14:00 until 15.30 GMT+01 where practitioners share their tales from the humanitarian frontline on the eve of World Humanitarian Day. Attend or watch online. 

17 August 2015: ODI will host an event 'A healthy start to life' on 18th September 10:00 until 12:00 GMT+01 where experts will discuss innovative ways to improve maternal and child health practices in vulnerable communities in Asia. Attend or watch online. 

5 August 2015: Reigstration is open for the 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference: 1,000 days of life: new approaches for integrated strategies to improve children’s lives (14-15 Sept 2015, Nairobi, Kenya) Register here.