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30 January 2017: The UN Network for SUN/REACH Secretariat has now released a Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN). The full CAN, a summary CAN and flyer are available from the REACH website. 

10 January 2017: IRIN has released an important article that debunks untruths published in recent mainstream media about cash transfers in foreign aid. Share widely. 

Papers and publications

30 January 2017: The 5th newsletter of the IAEA Nutritional and Health Related Environmental Studies Section (NAHRES) is now out - find out more about the IAEA's role in using stable isotope techniques to fight global malnutrition. 

Does Mass Deworming Affect Child Nutrition? Meta-Analysis. This paper by the World Bank Group updates and expands a prior meta-analysis on the cost-effectiveness of deworming campaigns.

12 January 2017: Generation Nutrition, a global civil society campaign to end child deaths from malnutrition, has put out a new fact sheet, as part of a series on the prevention of child undernutrition. 

'Investing in Nutrition: the Foundation for Development' provides a summary of a costing analysis for global nutrition targets created by the World Health Assembly (WHA) that shows how nutrition efforts can be financed at scale.

12 January 2017: Research study in Journal of Nutrition shows that an intensive Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) intervention (Alive and Thrive) in Bangladesh promoted language and gross motor development. 

12 January 2017: The Maternal Malaria and Malnutrition (M3) initiative has pooled together 13 studies with the hope of improving understanding of malaria–nutrition interactions during pregnancy - results now published in the BMJ.

Tools and training

30 January 2017: The sixth regional training course on Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20th February to 3rd March 2017. There are still places available. Click here to find out more and apply.