Statement on the £120m UKRI funding cut by Professor Claire Heffernan, PI of the Action Against Stunting Hub and Director of the London International Development Centre   Evidence-based intervention is key to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The drastic UKRI budget cuts – announced on 11 March – are jeopardising our chances to…

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Prof Babacar Faye interviewed by the press in Kaffrine.       The article was originally published on APS – Agence de Press Senegalaise in french. You can read it here.    Kaffrine: launch of a research program on malnutrition Kaffrine, March 1 – An international research project on malnutrition (UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting…

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This article originally appeared on Sci.Dev.Net Newsletter. Sign up here! Nutrition needs joined-up thinking to weather food shocks By Gareth Willmer Cross-cutting strategies that tie nutrition to wider agricultural, health and social protection systems, the climate agenda and other UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) are needed to build more resilience against future shocks to food…

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Zero Hunger by Shareefa Energy   A mother rocks her child He sobs into her arms Hunger pangs Stomach pains Cupboards empty No goat stood outside for milk Waiting till the morning till the baker arrives 2 bread rolls with mayonnaise for breakfast 2 meals it will have to do Feeling alone, hope fading Noone…

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Child stunting and supermarkets: a positive influence? Inspired by “Supermarket food purchases and child nutrition in Kenya” by Debela   Diets are not only about nutrition. Multiple factors influence what people eat, and the market availability plays a crucial role. Especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the food shopping options close to people’s homes…

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On the 9th and 10th of June 2020 the Hub held the first Annual Meeting. Representatives of the different workpackages and counties discussed the past year, the challenges and opportunities, and the way forward.   Prof Claire Heffernan, Opening Remarks 1 in 5. That’s how many children will not reach their full potential because they…

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