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Alive and Thrive forum on stunting reduction: October 2013

In October 2013, the Government of Ethiopia and Alive & Thrive and co-hosted a Forum on Stunting Reduction: Nutrition & Beyond for Solutions. The Forum brought together more than 100 technical experts, government representatives, program implementation organizations, research institutions, donors, and invited international guests. The purpose of the Forum was to explore approaches to stunting reduction with a focus on practical guidance for the design, implementation, and evaluation of stunting reduction programmes.

The programme included presentations, videos, questions and answers and a panel of donors discussing the way forward.

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Some of the presentations we encourage you to review:

The role of nutrition within a broader framework for reducing stunting Kathryn G. Dewey, PhD, University of California, Davis

National nutrion program Ferew Lemma, Federal Ministry of Health, Government of Ethiopia

Multisectoral Linkages

Nutrition-sensitive interventions and programmes: How can they help accelerate progress in improving maternal and child nutrition? Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Baby WASH: Sanitation and hygiene interventions to prevent environmental enteropathy, stunting, and anemia in infants Mduduzi Mbuya, Zvitambo

Frontline Workers

Deploying frontline workers to deliver nutrition impact: Some challenges, many opportunities Purnima Menon, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Sustainability: A new approach in community for IYCF Dr. Raisul Haque, PhD, BRAC


SUN initiative in Ethiopia Ferew Lemma, Ethiopia SUN

Scaling up nutrition using a multi-sectoral approach: The Uganda experience Maureen Bakunzi, Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda

Behavior Change

What can other family members do?: Behaviors for fathers in Ethiopia Medhanit Zewale, Alive & Thrive Ethiopia, FHI 360

What behavior will frontline workers do? Supporting handwashing in Bangladesh Sumitro Roy, Alive & Thrive Bangladesh, FHI 360


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Alive and Thrive forum on stunting reduction: October 2013. Nutrition Exchange 4, July 2014. p8.



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