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WAHO webinar on country experiences of adopting the Call To Action

15 February 2021

On 1st of February 2021, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) organised a Webinar in collaboration with UNICEF and IFPRI/Transform Nutrition West Africa, which brought together over 100 participants from the region. The webinar aimed to share country experiences of adopting the Call To Action (CTA) issued one year ago following  the Together For Nutrition[1]…

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Wasting in West Africa

Roos Verstraeten, Dieynab Diatta, Lieven Huybregts, Jef Leroy, and Elodie Becquey Wasting and wasting management Globally, 49 million children under the age of five suffer from wasting (1). Child wasting dramatically increases the risk of death, killing 875,000 under-fives annually (2). All member states of the World Health Assembly (WHA) agreed to reduce and maintain…

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Stories of Change Nigeria study engages with stakeholders online

A successful meeting was held on 16 December for the Stories of Change Nigeria Study. 24 participants from the Federal and State level took part and the study findings were well received with very engaged and productive discussions and useful contributions from the participants. Several key areas of the study findings were identified by participants…

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Trends and inequalities in the nutritional status of girls and women in Africa

9 November 2020

Transform Nutrition West Africa have recently presented work that aimed to shed light on the trends in research and identify gaps in knowledge on adolescent nutrition in the region. To further develop this Jiwani et al.  recently published an article on the Trends and inequalities in the nutritional status of adolescent girls and adult women…

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COVID-19 and its impact on food security and nutrition in West Africa

8 November 2020

By Roos Verstraeten The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdown measures have not only caused a global health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together have had an impact on food security and malnutrition globally. Estimates showed that the pandemic could push 148 million people into extreme poverty this year, representing an increase of…

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Stories of Change in Nutrition – A new platform

20 September 2020

As nutrition policymakers and leaders grapple with the challenge of malnutrition in West Africa and elsewhere, many have voiced a demand for evidence on how nutrition improves, and how to proactively improve nutrition outcomes. It is a call for experiential learning that draws upon the experiences of policymakers, nutrition leaders, program managers, and implementers in…

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Investing in the Data Value Chain for nutrition in West Africa: a Call To Action

14 June 2020

by Roos Verstraeten (TNWA/IFPRI), Rebecca Heidkamp (DataDENT) and Barbara Baille (UNICEF) The Together for Nutrition: West African Data Forum was convened in Saly, Senegal in February 2020 by a group of regional and global partners. The group was led by Transform Nutrition West Africa, an initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and…

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Nigerian experiences shared at milestone Data Forum on nutrition action in West Africa

28 April 2020

By Namukolo Covic (A4NH/IFPRI), Rebecca Heidkamp (Johns Hopkins University) The late UN Secretary General Kofi Annan once said– “Without good data we’re flying blind!” The Together 4 Nutrition Data Forum took place in Senegal in February 2020. This data forum was a significant milestone towards the goal of “Making better use of data and generating…