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We want to bring together key leaders, researchers and policy makers to candidly discuss, and debate child stunting. Through these interactive events we hope to not only raise the awareness but also highlight our expertise as leaders in the field, share our research and advocate our mission.

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COP28 Declarations: Unlocking climate & child health with sustainable food systems

Welcome to the final Part 3 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, while Part 2 focused on declarations on Climate, Relief, Recovery and Peace and Gender-responsive…

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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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Making school feeding count for nutrition: A call for investing in more and better data

Authors: Rebecca Heidkamp, Nadia Akseer, Ayala Wineman, and Arlene Mitchell Poverty pushes almost one in every 10 children around the world to skip school and work to earn. Such conditions can perpetuate the vicious cycle of poverty and malnutrition. Amid all this, can school help? School meal programs have emerged as a beacon of hope,…

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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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Investigating local group Shared Values: An example from East Lombok, Indonesia 

It is also essential for us to teach our children religion because we believe in our faith. So this is something important that we do for our children. So they know what’s right and what’s wrong. A statement from a mother in Indonesia participating in Action Against Stunting Hub’s research finds a link with stunting…

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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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Unlocking the Puzzle: How Immunization Shapes Child Growth and Stunts Stunting

Edward Jenner developed the world’s first vaccine in 1796—a vaccine for smallpox, a deadly disease that killed millions yearly. Jenner’s vaccine came from the observation that milkmaids infected with cowpox, a milder disease, were immune to smallpox. He hypothesized that if he could infect someone with cowpox, they would then be immune to smallpox. Jenner…

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Nutrition Policy Crossroads: Insights from Action Against Stunting Day Roundtable

UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub commemorates 8 September as Action Against Stunting Day. It is a day when we come together to take cognisance of our contribution to the fight against stunting across the country hubs and extend thoughts and efforts to children suffering from and prone to stunting worldwide.   The first edition (September…

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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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E-dialogue Series Ep. 1: Equity & Context in WASH

On Wednesday, 2nd August 2023, UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub launched the Connected E-dialogue series highlighting the power of interdisciplinarity in solving stubborn challenges, such as stunting, facing the world. The first episode, “Equity & Context in Policymaking for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)”, hosted panellists Caroline W. Mutari, Public Health Promotion (WASH) advisor,…