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Highlights from the Mighty Nutrients N4G Event- 1 December 2021

On 1 December, 2021, the Mighty Nutrient Coalition hosted Mighty Nutrients: The Power of Vitamins and Minerals to Unlock Human Potential. This powerful side event at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit brought together leaders within the micronutrient field to lift up the importance of micronutrients.   The event was moderated by Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Board …

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Bridging the Micronutrient Data Gap Requires a New Era of Collaboration

The health, societal, and economic consequences of micronutrient deficiencies have been well documented. Over time, the global health community has developed a suite of effective, cost-efficient, and safe solutions to address these deficiencies, including the promotion of diet diversity, biofortification, large scale food fortification, and supplementation.    Salt iodization, for example, is one of the most …

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Nutrition Under Siege, Again.

The war in Ukraine threatens mothers and children globally.     In 1932-1933 Stalin’s Russia used a horrific weapon on the people of Ukraine: man-made hunger. Rejection of outside aid, confiscation of all household foods and grains, and restriction of population movement created an unprecedented famine that killed millions of Ukrainians: The Holodomor.  Fast forward …

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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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Climate’s Impact on Nutrition: What you need to know

As climate change alters ecosystems with adverse consequences for food systems and vulnerable communities in particular, decades of progress in reducing global levels of malnutrition stand to be lost. Nutrition challenges, already exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, faced by millions of mothers and their children are likely to only further deepen. Science is shedding light …

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Lifting up Women within the U.N. Food Systems Summit

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) and the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN) brought together diverse country leaders and experts for a Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue last week to inspire action on a frequently invisible threat to health and prosperity – women’s and girl’s poor nutrition status.  As a …

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