On 21 February 2017, Ms. Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Coordinator and Assistant UN Secretary-General met Thomson Reuters to share the key lessons from her personal and professional life. Highlighting why, the perspectives of women are imperative and crucial to achieving sustainable development. Saying ‘let’s...Read More
Put Food Security and Nutrition in the Middle East and North Africa at the Heart of Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals!
Making sure no woman, man or child goes hungry has, for decades, been one of humanity’s greatest challenges. Although many solutions have been found in various corners of the world – including across the Middle East and North Africa – hundreds of million people globally...Read More
It has been an incredible privilege to be part of the Transform Nutrition Consortium Advisory Group and to have participated in this Symposium in Kathmandu. The work carried out by Transform Nutrition shows that, in order for the research agenda to be cutting edge, opportunities...Read More
Accelerating Progress to End the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children – By HKI’s ARCH Project
It’s been one year since the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted Resolution 69.9—a call for countries to implement the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children to further protect breastfeeding, prevent obesity and chronic disease,...Read More
This blog by Stuart Gillespie was originally featured on the Transform Nutrition website and reflects on the special edition of the Global Food Security Journal on Stories of Change. What knowledge is needed to ride a bike? Is it enough to have a manual? Of course not… you...Read More
Another Tuesday and am getting ready to go to our usual monthly Development Partners for Nutrition meeting. My days are always packed with meetings and discussions on how we development partners can improve nutrition in the country. This has been my schedule for months now,...Read More
It’s a month now since I completed the African Nutrition Leadership Programme (ANLP) at Elgro River Lodge in Potchefstroom, South Africa. It’s an intense 10 days of learning sessions, team activities and responsibilities that stretch the very limits of an individual in the best possible...Read More
CHILDHOOD stunting is the physical manifestation of profound mental and developmental delays in growth. Technically, it is defined as the height for a child’s age below the fifth percentile on a reference growth curve. However, it can blight the future of a child as it...Read More
STUNTING in Pakistan is a tragedy of epic proportions; a tragedy that we can, and must, overcome. Nearly half of Pakistan’s children — 44pc — suffer from stunted growth (National Nutrition Survey 2011). This is the third highest number of stunted children in the world....Read More
Could Nutrition Be The Step Missing To Truly Step It Up For Gender Equality Towards A Planet 50-50 by 2030?
Could Nutrition Be The Step Missing To Truly Step It Up For Gender Equality Towards A Planet 50-50 by 2030? Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator shares her thoughts on International Womens Day 2017....Read More