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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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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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COVID-19 and Malnutrition: A Toxic Combination for Women

The Standing Together for Nutrition Consortium has released a sobering new policy brief on the ways COVID-19 is disproportionately exacerbating nutrition challenges faced by women and girls around the world. Pandemic lockdowns and containment measures created four compounding crises that continue to adversely impact women and girls’ nutrition: increased poverty, increased food insecurity, reduced access …

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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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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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New Study on Benefits of Fortified Food Supplement Sachets for Young Children

Findings from a new study from researchers, Dewey et al., at the University of California, Davis, based on an analysis combining data from 14 trials, were published in a series of four papers in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, demonstrating the benefits of fortified food supplements in a small sachet for young children. The …

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Call to Action: Zinc Fortification by IZiNCG

IZiNCG Steering Committee along with Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), GAIN, and Nutrition Internation has released the Call to Action on Zinc Fortification. This document provides an overview of the prevalence of zinc deficiency, the evidence in support of large scale zinc fortification as well as its benefits and highlights the priority actions for 35 countries …

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A Milestone: MMS Now on WHO’s Essential Medicine List

Multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) have now been included in the  World Health Organization (WHO) model Essential Medicines List (EML) as an antenatal supplement for pregnant women. The 23rd Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines recommended the inclusion of MMS based on the strong evidence that it is a cost-effective intervention that has …

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