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We need better data for use, and we need better use of data

1 July 2019

To turn a commitment to scale up nutrition into reality, we need high-quality actionable data – in the right places at the right times. Without this, we are at best myopic, and at worst, flying blind. Data are needed to characterize different types of nutrition problems, to highlight magnitude, distribution, and variability, over time and…

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New Francophone short course on leading change in nutrition- October 2019

13 June 2019

Strengthening capacity to lead change in multisector nutrition environments The African Nutrition Leadership Programme, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce a new leadership development course specifically designed for strengthening leadership capabilities in individuals who work in multisectoral environments.  The 5-day course, which will be…

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Nigerian nutrition stakeholders keen to accelerate positive changes in nutrition

29 May 2019

By Namukolo Covic, IFPRI/A4NH Insightful stakeholder consultation and stakeholder network mapping events for the Nigeria Stories of Change in Nutrition Study were held in Abuja on 14 and 15 May 2019, respectively. Both were integral parts of the data collection process for the study that is part of the Transform Nutrition West Africa project supported…

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Countdown to 2030 and TNWA collaborate on regional workshop

10 April 2019

Transform Nutrition West Africa is collaborating with Countdown to 2030 on a Regional Nutrition Workshop which aims to: (1) enhance the evidence for nutrition-related issues for women, children and adolescents in West Africa, and (2) strengthen the capacity for analysis of nutrition data from household surveys and other sources. The workshop will take place June…

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Nutrition Exchange – sharing experiences from West Africa

8 April 2019

ENN’s SUN Knowledge Management project has focused on documenting the experiences and lessons learned from nutrition policy and programming in a number of regions, including West and Central Africa. One of ENN’s publications, Nutrition Exchange (NEX), shares articles by practitioners for practitioners working at national and sub-national level in nutrition and related sectors. The most…

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Key regional actors agree joint Nutrition working plan

In February 2019, Transform Nutrition West Africa, Alive & Thrive, and UNICEF participated in a dialogue in Bobo Dialassou, Burkina Faso to agree upon key nutritional activities to collaborate on with the West African Health Organisation (WAHO). WAHO outlined their priority activities in the region and ongoing regional initiatives and TNWA, A&T ECOWAS, and UNICEF…

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Addressing the emerging overweight and obesity public health challenges in West Africa

28 March 2019

By Karin Christianson, Food and Agriculture Organization, Regional Office Accra, Ghana and Lucy Billings, International Food Policy Research Institute Undernutrition, historically a focus for the West African nutrition community, took a back seat at a recent event entitled Addressing the emerging overweight and obesity public health challenges in West Africa. This multi-stakeholder consultative dialogue, organized by…

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West African nutrition professionals participate in inspiring short course on ‘Evidence for policies and programming’

26 March 2019

By Namukolo Covic, IFPRI, CGIAR Research Programme on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health The Transform Nutrition West Africa project team from 18-22 March, 2019, hosted 32 nutrition professionals (19 females and 11 males) from 9 West African countries (Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Togo) for a 5-day course…

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Dietary transitions in Ghanaian Cities: Preliminary findings

14 March 2019

By Fiona Graham, PhD, Research Associate at the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research and Senam Klomegah, MPhil, Part-time Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Ho.   Obesity and diet-related diseases in Ghana are rising, particularly in urban areas. In these studies we set out to understand why and identify…