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

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. The Feinstein International Center has recently published a discussion paper on the scope of the problem, its drivers, and recommendations for policy, practice, and research (full paper here and brief here).

Join our webinar for a discussion with a panel of humanitarian researchers and practitioners:

  • Josephine Ippe, Global Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Office of Emergency Programme, UNICEF
  • Gwenaëlle Luc, Link NCA Technical Advisor, Action contre la Faim
  • Grainne Moloney, Chief Nutrition Section, UNICEF Kenya
  • Abigail Perry, Senior Nutrition Adviser, UK Department for International Development

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) Center for Resilience. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.