Menu ENN Search

Reflections on the UN Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting: How can the GAP on Child Wasting address gaps in continuity of care?

Author: Jeremy Shoham, Marie McGrath, Natalie Sessions
Year: 2020
Resource type: Official

The development of this brief was funded by the Eleanor Crook Foundation.

The 60th edition of Field Exchange focused on the continuity of care (CoC) for treatment of children with wasting, providing a rich snapshot of programme experiences and research. Priority areas for action were identified in the editorial to address challenges in current ways of working.

In March 2020, five UN agencies (UNICEF, WFP, WHO, UNHCR, FAO) collectively published the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting: A framework for action to accelerate progress in preventing and managing child wasting and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. A multi-year, multi-country and multi-stakeholder RoadMap for Action will be developed to facilitate implementation. The Framework and RoadMap will become the GAP on Child Wasting.

The Field Exchange Editors have appraised the GAP Framework in terms of the Field Exchange 60 priority areas of action to identify progress, where clarification is needed and outstanding actions to inform the development of GAP on Child Wasting. 

The development of the GAP on wasting is an unprecedented multi-UN agency-owned action on wasting prevention and treatment. A clearly outlined transparent process and timeline for the development of the roadmap and finalisation of the GAP on child wasting is essential to maximise multi-stakeholder engagement, including government, civil society, funders, the private sector, and regional and country programmers to leverage constructive, collective support to this initiative. We hope that this review is a useful contribution to this effort.

Download

FEX_tech_brief_v6.pdf (PDF, 3.0mb)

More like this

en-net: 30th June ENN Webinar: FEX 60/ GAP on child wasting

The 60th edition of Field Exchange focused on the continuity of care (CoC) for treatment of children with wasting, providing a rich snapshot of programme experiences and...

Video: FEX60/GAP on Child Wasting Webinar

In this webinar, the Field Exchange Editors appraised the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting: A framework for action to accelerate progress in preventing and managing...

FEX: UN Global Action Plan (GAP) Framework for Child Wasting and the Asia and Pacific Region

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici By Harriet Torlesse, Roland Kupka, Warren T K Lee, Britta Schumacher and Angela de Silva Harriet Torlesse...

FEX: One UN for nutrition in Afghanistan - Translating global policy into action to tackle wasting

This is a summary of a Field Exchange field article that was included in issue 63 - a special edition on child wasting in South Asia. The original article was authored by...

FEX: One UN for nutrition in Afghanistan - Translating global policy into action: A policy shift to tackle wasting

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Click here to listen to an interview with Dr. Jamil Bawary, Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition...

en-net: Online public consultation - Draft of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on child wasting

I would like to bring to your attention the opportunity to contribute to the online public consultation for the draft of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on child wasting. Please...

FEX: Reflections on the United Nations draft Global Action Plan on wasting

View this article as a pdf Click here to listen to an interview with the author on the ENN podcast channel By Steve Collins In July 2019, ENN produced a special edition of...

FEX: Summary of the development process for the guideline on the prevention and treatment of wasting

View this article as a pdf Background The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with UNICEF, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Food...

NEX: A catalyst for scale-up in SUN countries: Experiences of technical assistance for Tajikistan and the Philippines

ENN's SUN Knowledge Management team with contributions from Nutrition International (NI) and Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) Click here and...

FEX: South Asia and child wasting – unravelling the conundrum

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici By Harriet Torlesse and Minh Tram Le Background Each annual release of the Joint Malnutrition Estimates...

Resource: Wasting 'Reset'- Catalysing action and accountability on child wasting: Prevention, early detection and treatment

There is no time to lose or waste: the time has come for a wasting 'reset' A synthesis of working group recommendations to guide the development of the 'Wasting Reset'...

FEX: South Asia and child wasting – unravelling the conundrum

This is a summary of a Field Exchange field article that was included in issue 63 - a special edition on child wasting in South Asia. The original article was authored by...

FEX: How countries can reduce child stunting at scale: lessons from exemplar countries

View this article as a pdf Summary of research1 Location: Nepal, Ethiopia, Peru, Kyrgyz Republic, Senegal What we know: Global levels of stunting remain unacceptably high;...

FEX: Editorial

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Dear readers, In July 2019, we produced a special edition of Field Exchange (issue 60) on continuum of...

Resource: Global action plan on child wasting - Accelerating progress in preventing and managing child wasting and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Introduction In 2015, the world committed to eliminating all forms of malnutrition by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To do so, the SDGs incorporated...

FEX: UNICEF and WFP partnership framework to address wasting in children globally

UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a new partnership framework to support the work of both agencies to enact a paradigm shift that places emphasis on...

NEX: SUN Movement update

September 21 2016 at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York was a significant day for the SUN Movement with the inauguration of its new Lead Group - comprising 29 nutrition...

Video: Stakeholder Consultation on Wasting 'Reset'

Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) has submitted a game-changer on a 'wasting reset' that has been included as part of the game-changers of Action Track 1 for the UN Food...

FEX: Update on Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) and the ‘1000 Day’ movements

By Tom Arnold and David Beckmann Tom Arnold is CEO of Concern Worldwide and David Beckmann is President of Bread for the World. Recognised globally as non-governmental...

FEX: Improving the way we address acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici By Helen Young, Abdalmonim Osman, Dr. Marshak, Anne Radday, Emmanuella Olesambu, Nola Jenkins, Darana...

Close

Reference this page

Jeremy Shoham, Marie McGrath, Natalie Sessions (2020). Reflections on the UN Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting: How can the GAP on Child Wasting address gaps in continuity of care?. www.ennonline.net/ungapreflectionstechnicalbrief

(ENN_6701)

Close

Download to a citation manager

The below files can be imported into your preferred reference management tool, most tools will allow you to manually import the RIS file. Endnote may required a specific filter file to be used.