Upcoming events that might be of interest to our members and other organisations working to end malnutrition.

Mar 8

International Women’s Day 2021

Mar 8, 2021

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.
So let’s all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender equal world?
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

#ChooseToChallenge  #IWD2021

Mar 8

The Lancet Series on Maternal & Child Undernutrition Progress

Mar 8, 2021

We will hear from the following Lancet authors and nutrition champions (in order of appearance):

  • Dr. Ellen Piwoz, Moderator
  • Dr. Robert E. Black, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Dr. Cesar Victora, International Center for Equity in Health, Federal University of Pelotas
  • Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Institute for Global Health & Development, The Aga Khan University
  • Dr. Rebecca Heidkamp, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant of the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection
  • Dr. Meera Shekar, Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population at The World Bank
  • Dr. Ruth Oniang’o, Founder, Rural Outreach Africa
  • Shawn Baker, Chief Nutritionist, United States Agency for International Development

Mon, March 8, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT

Mar 22

Mar 25

Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) 20 years on: going to scale in fragile contexts.

Mar 22 – 25, 2021

Hosted by Concern Worldwide.

Concern Worldwide, in partnership with Irish Aid, invites you to a practitioners’ conference to mark the 20th anniversary of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM).

The introduction of CMAM, launched in 2000, was a game changer in the detection and treatment of child wasting and oedema, and for child survival more broadly.

Two decades on, the fundamentals of the original model – community mobilisation, ready-to-use therapeutic food, simple assessment and treatment protocols – remain central to its effectiveness. Much has been learned, as practitioners and policy makers continuously adapt the approach to local contexts.

Please join us as we reflect on progress made in the past two decades, share local learnings, and discuss how to scale CMAM strategies to meet the particular needs of those living in fragile contexts and vulnerable communities.