On December 5th, 2016, Transform Nutrition Co-Research Director John Hoddinott, gave a seminar on issues surrounding chronic undernutrition in Ethiopia. In addition to reviewing current trends and the factors associated with these, Dr Hoddinott summarized Transform Nutrition research on chronic undernutrition in Ethiopia, conveying key messages and outlining areas requiring attention in the future. The lecture was attended by representatives from civil society organizations, academics, government officials and researchers. His presentation can be viewed here.
Stories of Change in Nutrition hosted a symposium at the Micronutrient Forum on Sunday 23rd October 2016.
We were delighted to see over 50 people in the room including representatives from SUN, NGOs, research organisations and donors for our symposium at the Micronutrient Forum. This interesting and interactive session had an invited panel to present and discuss the ‘Stories of Change in Nutrition’ project which has been funded by CIFF and DFID. [Read more…]
By Kavita Chauhan, Neha Raykar and Moutushi Majumder, Public Health Foundation of India
The Transform Nutrition project in India focuses on generating evidence and engaging with key stakeholders, including the media, to communicate research findings. The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), in collaboration with Vikas Samvad, a non-governmental organisation based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and with support from the POSHAN Project organised a meeting on Data for Nutrition: Role of Media in Strengthening Uptake of Nutrition Evidence. The participants comprised of editors, senior health correspondents, and young journalists from various districts of Madhya Pradesh, who cover health, nutrition and social development issues. [Read more…]
In March all 10 Transform Nutrition 2016 Champions were offered media and advocacy training by Save the Children. We were delighted that five were able to make it to London to take part. They joined around 10 key Save the Children international personnel and took part in an intensive 3-day training programme, during which they heard from expert media trainers and were given a chance to share their own examples of good practice. [Read more…]
Monday July 11, 2016 17.30-19.15 pm – Stanmer House, Brighton
In recent years, the world has seen unprecedented attention and political commitment to addressing malnutrition. As nutrition rapidly rises on the global agenda, guidance is urgently needed on how to design, implement, and evaluate nutrition-enhancing policies and interventions. Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition brings together the most intriguing stories about improving nutrition from the past five decades. These stories provide insight into what works in nutrition, what does not, and the factors that contribute to success. [Read more…]
11 – 15 July 2016 – Institute of Development Studies, UK
This 5 day course Transforming Nutrition; Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2016 is designed for both policy makers and practitioners. The course will lead participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it and provide a base from which they can develop their own future leadership for transformational change.
Applications are invited now for this popular course. Deadline 10 March 2016.
The Transform Nutrition leaders network was launched at an event Delhi in December. The audience included Transforming Nutrition short course cohort from 2012 to 2015, nutrition researchers and nutrition champions. The overall theme was ‘ Cross sectoral communication within nutrition and building on the strengths of networks’. [Read more…]
The India Health Report on Nutrition 2015 is now available following a launch in Delhi with Honourable Minister Smt Maneka Gandhi and Honourable Minister Shri Jagat Prakash present. This new report from Transform Nutrition offers a critical analysis of the current situation with nutrition at the national and state levels in India. It provides easy-to-understand, state-wise data dashboards for 28 states and Delhi that give a comprehensive view of nutrition and its determinants. It looks at disparities in these outcomes and their multiple determinants across geographical regions, socio-economic classes, and demographic groups and helps identify strategic choices for policy-making at the state level.
Today sees ministers, researchers and other stakeholders come together at the launch event in Delhi of two new reports, India Health Report on Nutrition 2015 and the Global Nutrition Report 2015. Both point to India’s improved performance in reducing its high burden of malnutrition. But both reports point out that this improvement could—and should–be much more rapid. Event agenda here.