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International Conference: A Decade Of Community-based Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition

In Under-nutrition on June 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

by Coverage Monitoring Network

Action Against Hunger (ACF International) and the Coverage Monitoring Network are pleased to invite you to a unique, two-day Conference titled “What We Know Now: a Decade of Community-based Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition”. The two day conference will bring together technical experts, field practitioners and policy makers to help identify priority areas for research and action. The event will review available evidence and emerging performance data of community-based SAM treatment.

SAVE THE DATE: October 17th – 18th  2013  London, UK

Field practitioners, academics and nutrition organisations are invited to submit proposals for presentations.  Abstracts should be sent to: Sophie Woodhead [s.woodhead@actionagainsthunger.org.uk] by Friday August 2nd 2013.

For more info click here.

London Conference: Business against Hunger

In Under-nutrition on October 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

Title: “The Role of The corporate Sector in The fight against  hunger

Date: 17 October 2012; Time: 2.00pm – 5.15pm

Venue: Hogan Lovells International LLP; Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

RSVP: c.chaplin(at)actionagainsthunger.org.uk; lynne.peabody(at)hoganlovells.com

Action Against Hunger and Hogan Lovells are proud to present a series of talks on the role of the private sector in the fight against hunger.

  • How can businesses help end poverty and hunger, achieving Millennium Development Goal 1?
  • How can companies use their resources to partner with existing actors in the field ?

A number of leading speakers will share their views and experiences:

  • Andy Wright | Global Community Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Rachel Manton |Accenture Development Partnerships
  • Steve Godfrey | Director for Investment & Partnerships, GAIN
  • Augustin Flory | Director, Investments, CIFF
  • Paul Murphy | CEO, Valid Nutrition

Download here the invite and the detailed agenda.

You cannot attend?  the organizers inform that the interventions will be professionally filmed and later on available on the Internet.

Finally! Everything, really everything, about treatment of undernutrition (CMAM). In just-one-click-away, comprehensive, interactive, open-access, website.

In Under-nutrition on July 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

A new electronic forum improves the management of acute malnutrition. Worldwide.

In this area of humanitarian intervention, CMAM is the acronym mostly used: Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition.

The CMAM forum not only hosts e-discussions about this topic, but also collects all the key documents endorsed by the WHO, other UN agencies, national and international NGOs. Otherwise scattered around, in their web sites.

World experts in this field (Andre’ Briend, and Mark Myatt among them) support this forum. Therefore, the target consists of practitioners rather than the general public.

The main focus list of the e-forum includes:

  • malnutrition and HIV/AIDS
  • malnutrition and infants, children, adolescents and adults, whose specificities are treated separately
  • malnutrition and health systems in the individual countries
  • evidence for action aiming policy-making, advocacy, support in the area of malnutrition treatment
  • product development for malnutrition rehabilitation
  • current research and existing evidences about most of the topics mentioned above
The web site has important tools:
  • you are interested in CMAM in a specific country? Visit the country section of the CMAM web forum
  • you wish to receive notices about meetings, conferences, trainings? You want to ask questions, learn how to calculate case loads, or simply follow up other people’s questions? Create your website account (for free)
  • you are interested in the latest evidence-based documents or the current state of research? Visit the related section of the forum
  • you can also contribute sharing, with the other forum members, the lessons learnt from your community-based feeding programme

This important forum was conceived thanks to the effort of many organizations. However, the realization was led by Valid International and Action Against Hunger.

If you find the CMAM forum interesting, do not hesitate to re-blog this post, or forward the link of the forum to relevant people.

If you have some constructive criticism or ideas to improve this new important tool, I encourage you to contact its coordinators: Nicky Dent and Rebecca Brown (contacts): I promise that they will be extremely happy to hear from you…

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