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.
As world leaders gather together in Rome this week at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), latest findings from the Transform Nutrition and Institute of Development Studies’ (IDS) Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Donor Index (HANCI) show that the UK has topped the rankings and is making a clear effort in the fight against hunger and undernutrition. Read the story here.
Mara van den Bold, IFPRI, blogs about day 2 at 'Together for nutrition' which included a key note by Satish Agnihotri from the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India and POSHAN release a new series of 9 short publications on the 'Implementation of innovations to improve nutrition in India.
Inka Barnett, Transform Nutrition researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, blogs in the Guardian 'Can mobile phones help fight against undernutrition?' and argues that though mobile phones have been lauded as an asset to nutrition projects, more evidence of the benefits is needed.
Shelly Sundberg, is a senior program officer on the Nutrition team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle and gives her thoughts on day 1 of the 'Together for Nutrition 2014' conference in Delhi.
"We heard many rich presentations on Day 1 of the Together for Nutrition Conference on both global evidence and state experiences. I took away three overarching themes: 1. How interventions from other sectors are delivered matters, 2. Strategic use of data, 3. Importance of equity and targeting in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs read more...