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Watch the #FutureFortified Webinar Moderated by Saskia Osendarp

Webinar: Fortifying the supply chain – addressing premix challenges   Over the last two decades, the premix industry has evolved to meet the challenge of supplying premix to countries supporting national fortification programs and ensuring staple foods can be fortified.    Yet, COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented global crisis, with severe impacts on the lives …

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The world’s most cost-effective health intervention is being overlooked

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub posted an opinion piece The world’s most cost-effective health intervention is being overlooked by Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director at the Micronutrient Forum. With the recent release of the 2021 Lancet series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition, this article shares the importance of investing in micronutrient interventions as they have surfaced as a priority – heightened …

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Announcing Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies: New consortium will harness action to improve maternal nutrition

MARCH 10, 2021 – On a global webinar today, the Micronutrient Forum and its partners announced the launch of the new Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium (HMHB). This consortium will harness global momentum to improve access to good maternal nutrition services and accelerate the availability and effective use of affordable multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS). Through …

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Let’s Get [re] CONNECTED!

Today, we are proud to announce all sessions of the Micronutrient Forum’s 5th Global Conference, CONNECTED, are now OPEN ACCESS and deliver the CONNECTED proceedings – all made possible through the support of Sight and Life. 2021 is an important year for global nutrition. The UN Food Systems Summit and Nutrition for Growth Summit are approaching and having inclusive access to …

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Join us March 10 for the launch of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium

The Micronutrient Forum is pleased to invite its partners, stakeholders and those interested in women’s nutrition to the launch of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium (HMHB). The 90-minute launch webinar event will feature moderated dialogues on the science behind maternal nutrition and MMS, and country implementation experiences. It will start at 8 ET/14 CET/18:30 …

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Join the ICDAM Conference Online

The Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (eICDAM) will be held online from February 8-12 and is hosted by Wageningen University & Research. ICDAM provides a forum for the discussion of high-quality and novel research to advance methods for assessing dietary and physical activity exposures and outcomes. Find the detailed program here and register here.

Saskia Osendarp Co-authored and Op-ed on Al Jazeera English

“The pandemic has put millions of children at risk of malnutrition which could have devastating consequences.” On December 23, 2020, Micronutrient Forum Executive Director Dr. Saskia Osendarp co-authored an op-ed on COVID-19 and the risk of intergenerational malnutrition. Read the piece, co-authored with GAIN Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Haddad, here.

The Lancet Voice Chats with Saskia Osendarp about Covid-19

Listen to this The Lancet Voice podcast with Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director of the Micronutrient Forum, as she tells us how COVID-19 looks set to undo two decades of progress on child malnutrition.    

Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference now CONNECTED!

The CONNECTED Conference website is live! We are pleased to announce that the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference is now CONNECTED! As you’ll recall, in early March, we made the decision to delay the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference until November 2020. At the outset of the pandemic, we believed it might be possible to …

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New Commentaries as part of Standing Together for Nutrition consortium

While policymakers and public health leaders manage a range of urgent priorities, delivering good nutrition must be a foundational component of an effective pandemic response strategy. Good nutrition helps lessen the effects and risks of COVID-19, and is a prerequisite for the physical, immunological, and cognitive development of children and the health and productivity of …

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