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Sign-On to a Community Letter in Support of a Proposed WHO/WHA Resolution on Food Fortification

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

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Global Food Crisis Inequitable Impact on Women and Girls

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. 

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MNF@IUNS-ICN 2022

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

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Save the Date – MNF 6th Global Conference

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

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Panel Discussion on New Global Estimates of Micronutrient Deficiencies

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

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#HiddenHunger – New Global Estimates of Micronutrient Malnutrition: Saskia Osendarp

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

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Time for Hidden Hunger to Come Out of the Shadows

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

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