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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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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

  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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Press Release: the war against Ukraine and the global pandemic are creating a global health and nutrition crisis for millions of women and children

Download a PDF Version Here Governments must act to prioritize essential nutrition services in addition to food aid. Governments must act to prioritize essential nutrition services in addition to food aid WASHINGTON DC (21 April 2022)—New analysis published today in the scientific journal Nature by global nutrition leaders, reveals that the war against Ukraine threatens

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CONNECTED Conference Hall of Fame

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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