Please join FAO and Tufts University for the technical series on the conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands on October 22 and 29 and November 5 and 12, 2020. Events will be in English and French.
Childhood wasting is an increasing global public health problem and studies have shown that emergency rates of global acute malnutrition persist in the longer-term in some dryland contexts—even in the absence of an obvious emergency and despite ongoing packages of essential nutrition interventions.
FAO and Tufts are co-hosting this technical series to review the basic drivers of malnutrition in Africa’s drylands and discuss an adapted conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands.
This the fourth event in a four part series. The panel, "Next steps: how drivers of persistent malnutrition shape the response" will present the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting and stress the urgency of developing radically improved approaches for addressing persistent acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands, shaped by a new understanding of the basic more systemic drivers of malnutrition. This panel will demonstrate the complementarities and linkages between stakeholder responses, working across systems and disciplines and connecting institutions from the community level upwards in order to meet the nutritional needs of women and children.
Visit the series website for background on the series, welcome videos, details about each panel, and opportunities to get involved. We encourage you to attend all of the events in the series. You must register for each event separately.
How to register
Anyone one may register here.