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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.

Update on call for proposals in eastern Africa

Colin Crowley/Save the Children

Colin Crowley/Save the Children

Transform Nutrition joined forces in October 2014 with the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health program of the CGIAR to release a call for “ideas notes” on a range of themes for four countries in eastern Africa: Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. These outline proposals were for studies of up to 24 months duration which will add to the evidence base on nutrition-relevant policy and action in Eastern Africa. read more...

Stories of change in nutrition

Darren Fletcher/Save the Children

Darren Fletcher/Save the Children

Transform Nutrition is now embarking upon a major new initiative called “Stories of Change”. This will help meet the need for more experiential learning that draws upon experiences of policymakers, nutrition leaders, programme managers and implementers in making decisions on what to do in real time, in their countries. read more...

TEDxDhaka

TEDxDhakaPhotos

TEDxDhakaPhotos

ICDDR,B research fellow Dr Mohd Anisul Karim spoke at this year's TEDxDhaka. He spoke for 15 minutes on 'The butterfly effect of small changes: lessons from Bangladesh and beyond' in which Transform Nutrition research and the importance of education in making good choices around healthcare and nutrition were highlighted. He said of the experience "it was an absolute pleasure, with truly riveting and inspiring speakers from not just Bangladesh, but around the globe." Footage of the talk will be available soon.

Every dollar spent on childhood nutrition can save up to $166

Surbhi Bhalla

Surbhi Bhalla

The Guardian reports that Professor Susan Horton from University of Waterloo and professor John Hoddinott, from Cornell and Transform Nutrition Research Director have written a cost-benefit analysis of nutrition interventions aimed at reducing stunting; they conclude every dollar spent on nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can give a saving of an average $45 (£28) and in some cases as much as $166.