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Watch Dr. Saskia Osendarp’s Interview on Bloomberg News

  In a Bloomberg QuickTake “Charge” Show that aired on 29 July 2021, Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director, Micronutrient Forum,  shared the latest findings from the Nature Food Publication on the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child undernutrition and mortality. Watch the clip here and the full show here. In 2020, world hunger hit …

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Read Our Latest Research in Nature Food Journal

The economic crisis and food and health system disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to exacerbate undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Standing Together for Nutrition Consortium, a collective group of nutrition, economic, food, and health system experts, developed pessimistic, moderate and optimistic scenarios for 2020–2022 and used modelling tools to estimate the …

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🎧 New Podcast from The Lancet Voice Discussing the Impacts of COVID-19

On July 1, 2021, The Lancet Voice released a new podcast discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the world’s malnutrition problem with Saskia Osendarp, Micronutrient Forum’s Executive Director, and Shweta Khandelwal of the Public Health Foundation of India sharing a specific focus on India. Listen in here.

Global Nutrition Report Announces New Independent Expert Group Members and Nutrition Accountability Framework

The Global Nutrition Report (GNR), the world’s leading independent assessment of the state of global nutrition, has selected the Micronutrient Forum’s Executive Director Saskia Osendarp as a member of the Extended Independent Expert Group (IEG). Here at the Micronutrient Forum, we are proud to support Saskia and know she will bring valuable insight and tremendous …

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New Paper Released on the Micronutrient Data Generation Initiative

Increasing the availability and utilization of reliable data on population micronutrient (MN) status globally: the MN Data Generation Initiative Micronutrient (MN) deficiencies can produce a broad array of adverse health and functional outcomes. Young, preschool children and women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries are most affected by these deficiencies, but the true …

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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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