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What’s in a number? Zinc deficiency cut-offs and bringing the micronutrient data community together

By Mari S. Manger, PhD, Christine McDonald, ScD, Megan Bourassa, PhD   Adequate intake of zinc, an essential mineral, is critical for proper immune function, reproductive health, and children’s growth and development. Children under 5 years old who do not get enough zinc are at significantly higher risk of diarrhea and other infectious diseases.  Today, available

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Global and Regional Stakeholder Consultations Informing DInA Priorities

More than three billion people – almost 40% of the global population – lack access to healthy foods, resulting in inadequate micronutrient intakes, causing a broad array of adverse health and development outcomes. Today, as many nations struggle with unprecedented rises in food prices, healthy and nutrient-rich diets are increasingly out of reach for millions

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HMHB Consortium Launches a New MMS Advocacy Toolkit to Accelerate National Actions and Improve Maternal Nutrition

By Lotte Hulsbergen and Martin Mwangi, Ph.D.  Today, millions of women in vulnerable contexts worldwide lack access to nutritious diets and essential healthcare services, especially during pregnancy, leading to widespread micronutrient deficiencies which have significant consequences for both mother and child. Poor maternal nutrition can lead to babies being born too small and too soon,

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Presents: Women’s Voices

Introducing a series of short films that lifts up women’s voices in different global contexts. These unique five-minute stories provide an up close view into the lives of mothers during pregnancy and also shows the commitment of community health workers who support them – all told in their own words. The films highlight both the

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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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