The 21st International Congress of Nutrition: From Sciences to Nutrition Security will take place October 15–20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sessions will highlight issues including biofortification and scaling up nutrition-sensitive agricultural innovations. A session on using implementation research to improve multisectoral programs will draw lessons from experiences around the world, including programs in three Compact2025 […]
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted the first ever Goalkeepers event on September 20, highlighting progress toward the SDGs and announcing a set of “accelerators”—including The Power of Nutrition—that are catalyzing investments and innovations to achieve these goals. The event also launched the first Goalkeepers Report, an annual progress check on the SDGs. The […]
Success in ending hunger and undernutrition depends on country-owned and country-led strategies and investments. On October 4, 2017, the International Food Policy Research Institute organized two events in Dhaka, Bangladesh, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the critical poverty, hunger, and malnutrition issues that the country faces and chart a path forward to accelerate progress.
The Bangladesh National Nutrition Council, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the Second National Plan of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025 that was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders. Its goal is to improve the nutritional status of all citizens and reduce all forms of malnutrition, with a focus on children, adolescent girls, pregnant women […]
Breastfeeding is a critical component of infant and young child feeding, providing protection against child morbidity and associated with enhanced human capital in adulthood. Support for breastfeeding is gaining momentum across the globe as highlighted during this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, which took place August 1 – 7. The Malawi Ministry of Health encouraged breast […]