The Micronutrient Forum is pleased to support a proposed WHO World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution introduced by the Government of Colombia that calls on all member states to institute and strengthen large scale food fortification (LSFF) in line with WHO recommendations. This is an important public health nutrition advocacy opportunity to address and prevent micronutrient
Photo by Annie Spratt at Unsplash.com By Dr. Cecilia Fabrizio, ST4N Program Lead and Dr. Anna Kalbarczyk, Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins University The Global Food Crisis today is tragically compounding the lasting effects of the pandemic on women and girls’ nutrition. We know that malnutrition is both a cause and effect of gender inequality.
MNF is in person in Tokyo, Japan this week at the 22nd International Union of Nutritional Sciences – International Congress of Nutrition (IUNS-ICN). Learn more about ICN here. We have two upcoming sessions – one hosted by the Micronutrient Forum and the other hosted by one of its programs – the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium (HMHB). View resources
It was a honor for me to speak virtually at the session “Climate & Nutrition: we can’t have one without the other” organised by the Food and Land Use Coalition and the Global Alliance for improved nutrition during the COP27. I spoke on the growing interdependence between climate change and global nutrition. As a nutrition
Dear Colleagues and Partners,The Micronutrient Forum is pleased to invite you to our 6th Global Conference, themed Nutrition for Resilience “N4R” – Ensuring Micronutrient Security in an Era of Complex Global Challenges.Following the success of our fully virtual 2020 CONNECTED Conference with over 3,500 participants from around the world, we are pleased to announce the Forum’s 6th Global Conference will be a hybrid event on October
Panel Discussion English Recording Panel Discussion Spanish Recording Panel Discussion French Recording Panel Discussion Livestream Recording About the Session Micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs) can lead to devastating health consequences including higher risks for anemia, blindness, cognitive impairments, poor birth outcomes, infections, and mortality. New data in a forthcoming publication in Lancet Global Health indicates alarming levels
Statement from Micronutrient Forum Executive Director, Saskia Osendarp, PhD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcMSiEm4a6w A statement by the Micronutrient Forum’s Executive Director, Saskia Osendarp, PhD, on the new alarming estimates for micronutrient deficiencies that were published in Lancet Global Health. The report by the Micronutrient Forum, GAIN, and USAID Advancing Nutrition, found that 1 in 2 pre-school aged children
We always knew that vitamin and mineral deficiencies were prevalent. Ever since my university years in the early nineties, the field estimated that globally 2 billion people suffered from vitamin and mineral (micronutrients) deficiencies. A number so high that it was hard to imagine, particularly since the condition can be so invisible. Unlike hunger or
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies is pleased to present its most recent Knowledge Byte by Nita Dalmiya, Maternal Nutrition Specialist at UNICEF, about implementation research to enhance the introduction and effectiveness of MMS in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and Madagascar.
HMHB has released the 4th film in the short film series called ‘Women’s Voices’. This is the story of Jahanara from Bangladesh, a factory worker, in her seventh month of pregnancy. It showcases how Jahanara copes with the burden of being the breadwinner, housekeeper, and mother while being pregnant and struggling to get the nutrition