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HMHB Consortium Launches a New MMS Advocacy Toolkit to Accelerate National Actions and Improve Maternal Nutrition

By Lotte Hulsbergen and Martin Mwangi, Ph.D.  Today, millions of women in vulnerable contexts worldwide lack access to nutritious diets and essential healthcare services, especially during pregnancy, leading to widespread micronutrient deficiencies which have significant consequences for both mother and child. Poor maternal nutrition can lead to babies being born too small and too soon, […]

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The Micronutrient Forum’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan

Foreword from the Executive Director and the Chair of the Board The Micronutrient Forum leadership developed this 2022-2025 Strategic Plan based on substantial internal and external feedback, informed by all our interactions with partners and stakeholders over the past several years. Collaboration with partners is at the core of the Forum’s work, whether it addresses

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The Micronutrient Forum’s 2021 Annual Report

Letter from the Executive Director The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and a host of other challenges created a new reality in global micronutrient nutrition in 2021, rendering ‘business as usual’ obsolete. The Micronutrient Forum (Forum) responded by ensuring our existing workstreams focused on activities that could impact change and proactively fostered new workstreams to meet

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A Big Win for Mothers Worldwide

The addition of prenatal multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) by the World Health Organization (WHO) to its Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) last October, marked the start of a new era for tackling maternal malnutrition and improving pregnancy outcomes for countless mothers who lack access to nutrient dense diets or proper antenatal health and nutrition

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HMHB releases short film in honor of community health workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKuATaILPz0 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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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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