The persistent problem of global acute malnutrition: why does it persist despite humanitarian development gains?

  • Date

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Location

    Webinar panel discussion from 9am to 10am EST

    To register click here.

Event Details

Despite global improvements in malnutrition and under-five mortality, child Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) continues to be an ongoing and alarming problem in post-emergency and protracted crises.

Join researchers and humanitarian practitioners for a webinar on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9am (EST). The panelists will discuss:

  • Potential drivers of persistently high GAM rates
  • Challenges in understanding the actual drivers of persistent GAM
  • Actions practitioners and policy makers must take to improve how emergency programs target the underlying drivers of persistent GAM

Helen Young, research director for nutrition, livelihoods, and conflict at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University will chair this webinar. She will facilitate a discussion with a panel about GAM and review findings from Feinstein’s recent investigation into this issue.

To register for the webinar click here.

This is part of Feinstein’s Synthesizing Research on Resilience in Drylands and Fragile Contexts project.

This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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