Nutrition in Ethiopia is on a roll!

This blog is cross-posted from the Transform Nutrition website. Stuart Gillespie writes from the ‘Together for Nutrition’ conference in Ethiopia on 15 June 2015. Nearly 200 participants registered for the Together for Nutrition (T4N) conference in Addis Ababa last week. A collaboration between IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Programme, POSHAN and Transform Nutrition, this is the second >> Read more

Together for Nutrition 2015

This conference took place on 15th June in Addis Ababa. Almost 150 people attended from diverse sectors and organizations to learn and to share the latest research on food and nutrition. The introduction, presented by Bart Minten, program leader for ESSP, Stuart Gillespie, CEO Transform Nutrition and Ferew Lemma, Ministry of Health, captured the essence >> Read more

What to expect from Together for Nutrition 2015

We have seen significant improvements in child nutrition in Ethiopia over the last 5 years - under-five child stunting rates dropping from 58% to 40%, wasting dropping from 12% to 9%, and underweight prevalence declining from 41 to 25%. Yet, there is still a lot of work to do. This Monday we have our eagerly >> Read more

Together for Nutrition 2015: Agenda

Together for Nutrition 2015 is fast approaching! The Together for Nutrition team has developed an informative and captivating conference agenda to strengthen the discourse and knowledge base on approaches to strengthen actions within and across different sectors for nutrition.   The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa on June 15, >> Read more

Announcing Together for Nutrition 2015

2015 is an important year for nutrition in Ethiopia with the launch of the 2nd National Nutrition Program, a new phase of the Productive Safety Net Program, which has been made nutrition sensitive and the start of the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which runs from 2015-2020. To maximise the opportunities such a focus >> Read more

IFPRI’s DG, Shenggen Fan blogs about why “Multisectoral approaches are key to improve nutrition in India”

Source: DG's Corner. India has taken large strides to reduce hunger and undernutrition. According to IFPRI’s 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), India’s GHI score declined by 6.4 points between the 2005 GHI and 2014 GHI. During the same period, prevalence of child underweight fell by 12.8 percentage points. These achievements are remarkable, but complacency must be avoided. >> Read more

Undernutrition in India: Is the “Curse” Finally Lifting?

Five years ago Sushila Zeitlyn and I co-edited a collection of papers by Indian authors on why undernutrition was so persistent in India and why the government seemed so disinterested in making tackling it a priority.  At that time the Prime Minister called undernutrition a “curse”.  It must have seemed like that—rapid economic growth and high and >> Read more

Together for Nutrition 2014: Day 2 Conference Proceedings

The second day of the Together for Nutrition 2014 Conference was filled with yet another set of very interesting and enlightening presentations covering a range of themes: building and sustaining action for nutrition, innovative partnerships for nutrition, women’s groups as a way to strengthen community-level nutrition actions, the first 1,000 days, and the role of nutrition-sensitive interventions. >> Read more

Day 1 Reflections: Together for Nutrition 2014

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 We saw that it is not either/or in terms of direct nutrition interventions vs. those from other sectors. The pie charts >> Read more

Why we need to work ‘Together for Nutrition’

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 >> Read more