A medical worker and girl, Keneba, The Gambia  - Louis Leeson / LSHTM

News and Events

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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Less for those with least

In this webinar, we will discuss the implications of these cuts on SDG2, our ability to fund cutting-edge research and indeed, the wider ability to forge collective action to end child malnutrition. 

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Equitable Partnerships in International Research

In this webinar, in partnership with UKRI and GCRF, we will explore how different Hubs and institutions build, maintain, and evaluate equitable partnerships and help ensure that research outcomes are mutually beneficial.

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Tribute to Prof Val Curtis

In Memoriam

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Child stunting and supermarkets: a positive influence?

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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The end of the silver bullet: A holistic approach to stunting research

The end of the silver bullet: A holistic approach to stunting research   Stunting is a significant public health problem worldwide. In 2019, over 144 million children under the age of five were stunted[1]. In 2015,  WHO’s World Health Assembly set up the ambitious target of reducing the number of stunted children by 40% by…

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India 2020: State of food (in)security

Will this year go down in history books as annus horribilis for food security in India? In this webinar we will talk about the state of food (in)security in India with Dr. Purnima Menon.

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Stunted for life?

Overview of the scientific debate regarding catch-up growth and WASH practices

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First Annual Meeting

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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The indirect impacts of Covid-19: an additional 253,500 child and maternal deaths?

The outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to have huge indirect effects due to health care disruptions, and increase the number of child and maternal deaths. A comment on Dr Roberton paper.

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Nourishing Gender Equality

Nutrition and women’s empowerment are intrinsically linked. In this seminar, we will look at how to leverage the first to help achieve the latter.

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Covid-19 and Contingency Planning

This webinar will explore how different projects coped with the Covid-19 outbreak and what we can learn from each other.

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COVID-19: are we leaving the poorest and most vulnerable behind?

While some countries in Asia and Europe have started lifting their Covid-19 lockdowns, many low-income countries are perhaps at the very start of calamity. Fragile health systems will easily become overwhelmed.