COP28 Declaration: Peaceful transition to sustainability

Welcome to Part 2 of the COP28 declaration series. Here, we discuss the implications of various commitments endorsed by parties on child health and development. Part 1 explored the Global Cooling Pledge and the Declaration on Climate and Health. Here, we discuss the declarations on Climate, Relief, Recovery and Peace and Gender-responsive Just Transitions. Declaration…

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COP28 Declarations: Are we cooling for climate and health?

Welcome to the COP28 declaration series. Here, we discuss the implications of various commitments endorsed by parties on child health and development. Part 1 explores the Global Cooling Pledge and the Declaration on Climate and Health. With temperatures rising, climate-resilient solutions and health infrastructure are imperative for the planet’s and population’s health. Here, we discuss…

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Addressing Maternal Infections and Their Impact on Child Stunting: A Discussion with Isobel Gabain

In a thought-provoking Twitter thread on August 9, the UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub engaged in a stimulating conversation with Isobel Gabain, a dedicated PhD scholar working diligently to understand the complex interplay between maternal infections and child stunting. The discussion shed light on the potential consequences of maternal infections during pregnancy and the…

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Connected Dialogue Series: Episode 2: Navigating the Terrain of Infant Health: Unravelling the Gut Microbiome’s Role and Roadblocks

An insightful online event on Wed, Nov 22, 2023, at 13:00 – 14:00 GMT, discussing how gut microbiome plays a crucial role in child development and health issues such as stunted growth. The discussions will provide insights into the fascinating and complex universe of the infant gut microbiome. Discover how this intricate ecosystem is pivotal…

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Do climate change and land degradation accelerate child malnutrition?

Climate change and land degradation are global challenges that affect communities, ecosystems, and economies. But how do these environmental issues impact the most vulnerable among us—our children? Join us for a thought-provoking event where we delve into the critical question: “Do Climate Change and Land Degradation Accelerate Child Malnutrition?” Key Topics to be Explored: 🌿…

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Policy Initiatives making a Difference in the Fight Against Stunting: Stories from developing world

Some countries enjoy tremendous success in fighting stunting. While others, even after continued efforts, struggle to reduce stunting prevalence significantly. What are the factors that influence this? Is there a single approach that doesn’t suit all, or do different success stories adopt different approaches? Let’s dig into four impact stories identified in a brief by…

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Action Against Stunting Hub at UNFSS+2

UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub participated in the first UN Foodsystems Stocktaking Summit held at FAO headquarters from 24-26 July 2023, Rome, Italy. The hub team put up an exhibition booth showcasing the work from the Food Systems workstream while interacting with government representatives and food systems actors working towards the sustainability of food…

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