Megan Sehr

Dr. Saskia Osendarp’s Opening Remarks on Climate Change at COP27 Event

It was a honor for me to speak virtually at the session “Climate & Nutrition: we can’t have one without the other” organised by the Food and Land Use Coalition and the Global Alliance for improved nutrition during the COP27. I spoke on the growing interdependence between climate change and global nutrition. As a nutrition …

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Save the Date – MNF 6th Global Conference

Dear Colleagues and Partners,The Micronutrient Forum is pleased to invite you to our 6th Global Conference, themed Nutrition for Resilience “N4R” – Ensuring Micronutrient Security in an Era of Complex Global Challenges.Following the success of our fully virtual 2020 CONNECTED Conference with over 3,500 participants from around the world, we are pleased to announce the Forum’s 6th Global Conference will be a hybrid event on October …

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Panel Discussion on New Global Estimates of Micronutrient Deficiencies

Panel Discussion English Recording Panel Discussion Spanish Recording Panel Discussion French Recording Panel Discussion Livestream Recording About the Session Micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs) can lead to devastating health consequences including higher risks for anemia, blindness, cognitive impairments, poor birth outcomes, infections, and mortality. New data in a forthcoming publication in Lancet Global Health indicates alarming levels …

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#HiddenHunger – New Global Estimates of Micronutrient Malnutrition: Saskia Osendarp

Statement from Micronutrient Forum Executive Director, Saskia Osendarp, PhD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcMSiEm4a6w A statement by the Micronutrient Forum’s Executive Director, Saskia Osendarp, PhD, on the new alarming estimates for micronutrient deficiencies that were published in Lancet Global Health. The report by the Micronutrient Forum, GAIN, and USAID Advancing Nutrition, found that 1 in 2 pre-school aged children …

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Time for Hidden Hunger to Come Out of the Shadows

We always knew that vitamin and mineral deficiencies were prevalent. Ever since my university years in the early nineties, the field estimated that globally 2 billion people suffered from vitamin and mineral (micronutrients) deficiencies. A number so high that it was hard to imagine, particularly since the condition can be so invisible. Unlike hunger or …

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HMHB releases fourth short film in Women’s Voices Series: Women’s Voices from Bangladesh

HMHB has released the 4th film in the short film series called ‘Women’s Voices’. This is the story of Jahanara from Bangladesh, a factory worker, in her seventh month of pregnancy. It showcases how Jahanara copes with the burden of being the breadwinner, housekeeper, and mother while being pregnant and struggling to get the nutrition …

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The ST4N Knowledge Hub Has Launched

The Standing Together for Nutrition (ST4N) Consortium has launched a searchable Knowledge Hub that includes emerging evidence on the impact of crises on nutritional outcomes and their determinants, as well as recommendations on effective measures to mitigate that nutritional burden. This Knowledge Hub is for a general audience and the scientific community, policymakers, advocacy groups, …

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Policy Brief: Act Now Before the Ukraine War Plunges Millions Into Malnutrition

Standing Together for Nutrition (ST4N) Consortium G7 Policy Brief   Governments, donors, and funders must act now to protect current and future generations from the devastating effects of maternal and child malnutrition as crisis upon crises adversely impacts millions of vulnerable communities worldwide. The war against Ukraine, as recently highlighted in a Joint Statement in the …

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