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Management of small & nutritionally at-risk infants under six months & their mothers (MAMI)

The MAMI vision is that every small and nutritionally at-risk infant under six months and their mother is supported to survive and thrive.

Small and nutritionally at-risk infants under six months of age are at higher risk of death, malnutrition and poor development compared to their well-grown counterparts. These infants are identified as wasted (21.3% globally), stunted (17.6%), underweight (20.1%) and low birth weight (11%), and a combination of these.

MAMI supports infant and maternal nutrition, health and maternal mental health to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes among these infants under six months of age. Building on existing systems and services and strengthening the links between these services is the priority. For more on MAMI, see this summary

MAMI Global Network

The MAMI Global Network are a group of established and early career programmers, researchers and policymakers from across the globe. We are working towards realising the MAMI vision.  

Our vision is that local, national, and international collaborators work together to improve policy, programmes and practice for small and nutritionally at-risk infants under six months and their mothers (MAMI).
 
Our mission is to build an effective and energetic network to enhance mutual capacity, bridge disciplines, address evidence gaps and champion MAMI care.

The MAMI Global Network is coordinated by ENN and co-led by ENN and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Find out more about the Network’s governance and coordination, including the steering committee and five-year strategy.

The MAMI Global Network does not directly implement programmes but supports three broad areas of work: Evidence, Policy and Practice. We are focused on getting research (evidence) into policy AND practice. Find out more about the history of the Network from one of its founders Marie McGrath here.

Evidence

Practice

Policy

Coordination & Governance

Advocacy & Communications

News & Events

Highlights of the MAMI Global Network so far include:

Membership

To join the network, please fill in this brief MAMI Global Network Membership Form and you will be added to our mailing list to receive monthly network updates and opportunities for further participation. Current members are individuals within governments, UN agencies, NGOs, academic institutions and independent agencies. We welcome any individual or organisation who is interested in MAMI to become a member.

Sign up for MAMI Global Network membership here 

 

The MAMI Global Network is funded by Irish Aid, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eleanor Crook Foundation.

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