Kristina Michaux

Moving Mountains: Collaborating to Accelerate Access to Essential Nutrients

Photo: Andrzej Kubik / Shutterstock By Shawn Baker, Chief Program Officer, Helen Keller Intl and Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director, Micronutrient Forum The personal cost of micronutrient deficiency   It was silent in the packed room and everyone had tears in their eyes when Beza Beshah talked about the loss of her son. Her little boy suffered […]

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ST4N, UNICEF and WFP Launch the Global Resilience Report

Photo credit:  WFP/Evelyn Fey The Standing Together for Nutrition Consortium (ST4N) launches the Global Resilience Report, in partnership with UN agencies UNICEF and the World Food Programme. This milestone report builds on the lessons of the polycrisis – a devastating combination of factors, including the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and economic crises – with policy recommendations to safeguard

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Manifesto for Accelerated Action on Large Scale Food Fortification

From April 16-18, 2024, Cape Town, South Africa served as the meeting place for a Convening of Large-Scale Food Fortification Practitioners. Over three days, 245 participants representing 100 organizations, including governmental bodies, regional economic communities, United Nations organizations, donors, civil society, academia, and the private sector, engaged in intensive dialogue and productive working sessions. The

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A Tribute to a Nutrition Titan: Remembering Dr. Noel W. Solomons

By Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director, Micronutrient Forum Today, I write with a heavy heart as the global nutrition community mourns the loss of Dr. Noel W. Solomons, a stalwart figure in the field of micronutrients. With a career spanning over four decades, Dr. Solomons dedicated his life to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable

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Micronutrient Forum presents – Food Systems: Nourishing the Future

The Micronutrient Forum, with the support of USAID Advancing Nutrition, produced a 6-minute animated short film that emphasizes the urgent need for action in transforming food systems to prioritize young children’s nutrition. The purpose of the video is to inspire and actively engage the development sector, particularly funders, decision-makers, implementers working on food systems, and key influencers in child

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HMHB presents Knowledge Bytes: MMS – Invest in the Best

In 2023, the Copenhagen Consensus Center reported a remarkable 37:1 return on investment for Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation (MMS) in pregnant women. In the latest Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) Knowledge Byte, Bjørn Lomborg and John Hoddinott share why MMS is one of the top 12 investments for global development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eraaTSeDUng

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Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Child Malnutrition in Mexico: Investing in Nutrition for a Resilient Future

By Mishel Unar-Munguía, Center for Research on Nutrition and Health, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Cecilia Fabrizio, ST4N Program Lead The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted Mexico’s economy and food and health systems, leading to increased poverty and food insecurity, and exacerbating an already large burden of maternal and child malnutrition. A warning for

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Webinar: Data-Driven Success Stories

On May 3, 2023, the Micronutrient Data Innovation Alliance (DInA) hosted a webinar to explore case studies of micronutrient data-driven interventions from Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Nepal. Speakers discussed successes, context-specific challenges, limitations of micronutrient data collection, lessons learned, and policy recommendations. Speakers included: Abel Ahmed, Food Fortification Advisor at the Ethiopia Ministry of Industry and Food and

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