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First Foods: Improving Diets in Early Childhood

This special issue of the Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal focuses on why improving complementary foods and feeding for infants and young children matters and what it takes to improve them. The issue builds on the global meeting convened by UNICEF and the governments of India and Maharashtra in Mumbai, India, in November 2015,...

Integrating and Strengthening Nutrition in Agriculture and Maternal and Child Health Programs in Guatemala: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2011 to 2017

This report showcases FANTA’s work in Guatemala between 2011 and 2017. FANTA has supported work on stunting prevention in the country by engaging the Government of Guatemala and partners in multisectoral efforts to integrate and strengthen nutrition in health and agriculture interventions, particularly those targeting women and children in the Western Highlands.

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DHS Fellows Program Application Deadline

The 2018 DHS Fellows Program is seeking applicants among university faculty in the following Asian and African countries:

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste  
Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe

To learn more and apply, please visithttps...

Regional Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

October 30 - 31: FAO and WHO will host this Regional Symposium following the global Symposium on “Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, held in Rome in December 2016 as a follow up to the recommendations from the International Conference on...

Can Cash Transfers Improve Determinants of Maternal Mortality? Evidence from the Household and Community Programs in Indonesia

This paper assesses the effects of Indonesia’s national cash transfer programs, PKH (conditional) and Generasi (unconditional) on the determinants of maternal mortality, using samples of 14,000 and 12,000 households respectively. It shows that Generasi improved maternal health knowledge, access to health services, and nutritional intake. As for PKH, its strongest effects seem concentrated on...

How to Make ‘Cash Plus’ Work: Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors

The paper sheds some light on the key factors for successfully implementing so-called ‘cash plus’ initiatives, which combine cash transfers (CTs) with one or more types of complementary support to enhance impacts on nutrition, learning outcomes, and morbidity. After reviewing the emerging evidence base and examining three case studies (Chile Solidario in Chile, IN-SCT in Ethiopia, and LEAP in...

Nutrition Exchange

Nutrition Exchange (NEX) contains short, non-technical, and easy-to-read articles on nutrition programme experiences and learning, from countries with a high burden of undernutrition and those that are prone to crisis. It also summarises research and provides information on guidance, tools, and upcoming trainings in nutrition and related sectors. Nutrition Exchange is for practitioners working...

Field Exchange

Field Exchange (FEX) is ENN's online and print technical publication on nutrition and food security in emergencies and high burden contexts. The first edition was produced in 1996 in response to a demand by international agencies for a way to capture and rapidly ‘exchange’ humanitarian programming experiences, to share relevant research, evaluations, news, and to offer a platform for technical...

Triggering for Positive Behaviour Change in Nutrition

This is the second in a series of six technical briefs presenting the experiences of the Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) program in Uganda and Zambia. The paper presents an overview of community social and behavior change communication (SBCC), and provides tools and approaches to trigger positive nutrition and hygiene behaviors. SN4A supports national, multisectoral policies by developing...

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit)

HC3's new SBCC I-Kit brings together current best practices, illustrative case studies, and other resources to guide program planners and implementers asking the right questions to design, implement, and evaluate an integrated SBCC intervention. The I-Kit is divided into 5 main sections: 1) the decision to integrate a SBCC program; 2) laying the foundation for SBCC; 3) designing SBCC...

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