Raphael Groenewegen

Message from Executive Director Saskia Osendarp

Coming in 2023 Forum’s  6th Global Conference – Nutrition for Resilience (N4R) The role of adequate nutritional status is neglected in research and development agendas as integral in pathways that build and lead to resiliency. After many years of progress on nutrition, health, and development, we now seem to have crisis upon crises threatening nutrition …

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HMHB releases short film in honor of community health workers

  In celebration of the World Health Workers Week, HMHB released the second film in a series of short films on ‘Women’s Voices’, honoring health workers like Shakuntala, from Borwadi Tanda, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, who support vulnerable mothers and babies. In this film, Shakuntala, a dedicated health worker, recounts the struggles faced by pregnant women …

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CONNECTED Conference Hall of Fame

MNF Global Conference CONNECTED logo

As we gear up for the next Micronutrient Forum 6th Global Conference, Nutrition for Resilience, a hybrid event taking place in fall of 2023, here is a look back to the CONNECTED 2020 conference highlights. We gathered a list of the top 20 sessions covering topics from food systems and climate change to data gaps …

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Let’s Put Women First

Celebrating International Women’s Day and One Year of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium    Watch Agurash’s Story:   “My wife is a wife of a farmer, so she doesn’t rest”, remarks Agurash’s husband Tesfaye Abate. Agurash, a woman in her third trimester of pregnancy, from Habru, Ethiopia, recounts her unquantifiable roles as a wife, mother, food provider, …

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Powering Women – Promising Futures: Launching a Women’s Nutrition Movement at N4G

On November 30th, 2021 the Micronutrient Forum, alongside the WHO, UNICEF, BMGF, and CIFF, hosted Powering Women – Promising Futures, an official side-event at the Nutrition for Growth Summit.   As reflected in the short highlight video, women, maternal, and girls’ nutrition is not simply a matter of poverty- it is also born from inequity.  Millions …

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The Micronutrient Forum’s Commitments at Tokyo’s Nutrition for Growth Summit

Micronutrient malnutrition is silent and invisible. Its impacts, on the other hand, are not. Micronutrient malnutrition has serious consequences, contributing to poor health outcomes, increasing child mortality, lowering immunity and resistance to disease, reducing human potential and productivity. Yet, globally, more than three billion people do not have healthy and nutritious diets. Prior to the pandemic, at …

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