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.
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...
Stuart Gillespie, CEO of Transform Nutrition reflects on the "spectrum of collaboration options available" on day 1 of the 'Together for Nutrition 2014' conference in Delhi which is jointly supported by Transform Nutrition and POSHAN.
"We have had a great first day, with a lot of energy and a richness and diversity in the experiences of “coming together for nutrition” in different states, and at different levels (from policy down to block-level convergence). Everyone who registered for this conference believes that undernutrition is a neglected but crucially important issue, and that it is multifaceted in causation, requiring multisectoral approaches in response.
Sunny Kim, Research Fellow at IFPRI writes from the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town (September 29-October 3, 2014), and asks 'How do the proposed actions from this conference bear on food and nutrition interventions, which are often delivered through health systems?'
Transform Nutrition are inviting outline proposals for studies of up to 24 months duration which will add to the evidence base on nutrition-relevant policy and action in Eastern Africa. Deadline is 21 November for short concept notes. See here for further information