Using evidence to inspire action
Undernutrition is the underlying cause of death for 2.6 million children a year; a third of all child deaths. Transform Nutrition is a consortium of international research partners. Using research-based evidence we aim to inspire effective action to address undernutrition. Find out what we do.
Transform Nutrition in support of the efforts of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement have launched a new initiative to find the 'unsung heroes' of nutrition at national or local levels. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline is 30 June 2013.
This week sees the launch of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) which measures political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 developing countries. Partly funded by Transform Nutrition, it is the first global index of its kind showing levels of political commitment to tackle hunger and undernutrition in terms of appropriate policies, legal frameworks and public spending.
For more insights read the blog by IDS researcher Dolf te Lintelo Naming, shaming and praising - Introducing HANCI
A five day summer course at the Institute of Development Studies, UK will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it. This course is designed for both for policy makers and practitioners and online applications are now welcome.