Next steps: how drivers of persistent malnutrition shape the response

12 November 2020

Objectives: To 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.

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Patrizia Fracassi, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO

Bibi Giyose, Senior Officer Nutrition and Food Systems & Advisor to the CEO, NEPAD

Saul Guerrero, Senior Nutrition Advisor, Emergency Nutrition, UNICEF

Nora Hobbs, Deputy of Systems Analysis for Nutrition, WFP

Zita Weise Prinzo, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, World Health Organization


Helen Young, Professor and Research Director, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Feinstein International Center


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