27 September 2015: UNICEF, WHO and The World Bank Group have released new joint estimates of child malnutrition using available data up to 2014 and the revised UN population estimates (2015 revision) that supersede former estimates.
21 September 2015: The Drivers of Food Choice program is requesting proposals to fund research grants that examine key aspects of food choice in countries with a high burden of undernutrition. Concept note deadline November 1st, 2015. Find out more.
2 September 2015: Issue 50 of Field Exchange is now out. This A4 'easy print' version includes guest editorials, a special section on Nigeria and CMAM scale up and a wide range of articles covering innovations and challenges in programming. Print copy (larger format) on its way to subscribers.
2 September 2015: A short video by UNICEF describes the imapct of the 'Joint Partnership for Nutrition', an EU-UNICEF funded programme to reach rural communities in Ethiopia to address undernutrition among mothers and children.
Papers and publications
27 September 2015: New paper published in PLoS ONE Comparison of clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of children selected for treatment of severe acute malnutrition using MUAC and/or weight for height z-score
2 September 2015: A special edition of the Journal of Development Studies is now out, called ‘Farm-level Pathways to Improved Nutritional Status’ that presents evidence on the relationship between household agricultural production and nutrition.
2 September 2015: Concern Worldwide publishes a paper "Concern Worldwide’s Learning from 15 years of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programming" to reflect on its experiences since the first CMAM pilot in Ethiopia.
1 September 2015: The 2015 Global Nutrition Report is now out! Download here or go to the GNR website for latest news and to watch a video about the latest report.
Tools and training
2 September 2015: FAO have released an e-learning course "Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action" that guides you through the simulation of a workshop process in a fictional country to improve your understanding of the multisectoral causes of malnutrition.
2 September 2015: FAO have released a free online course "Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: basic concepts" - a short, interactive module that addresses basic terms and concepts. English version now available; French and Spanish coming soon.
29 September 2015: Secure Nutrition is hosting a webinar with HarvestPlus, Agrilinks, and World Bank Agriculture on Tuesday October 6th, 12:30 - 2:00pm EST "Improving Nutrition through Agriculture: Cost-Effectiveness of Biofortification" Register here.
1 September 2015: SecureNutrition and the Russian Federation are organizing a Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs, September 10th-11th, 2015, in Moscow, Russia for technical practitioners and country representatives. Read more here.
1 September 2015: Secure Nutrition and FAO are hosting an online discussion from August 26th – September 14th in the run up to the Global Forum entitled "Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Forums Around the World - What's being done and to what effect?" Click here to join.