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December 2018

Collaboration and innovation to drive impact on acute malnutrition: No Wasted Lives 2018 reflections

A message from No Wasted Lives Executive Director Nabeeha Kazi.

Thursday 13th December

Family MUAC Community of Practice: sharing tools on an innovative approach to reach more children with acute malnutrition

This week the State of Acute Malnutrition launched a Community of Practice on Family MUAC. This innovative approach trains mothers and other caretakers to identify early signs of malnutrition by using a simple-to-use Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) tape without going to a health facility or outpatient centre. The site brings together experiences from implementers and researchers around the world.

Thursday 29th November 2019

2018 Global Nutrition Report. Reaching our most vulnerable: wasting co-existing with stunting requires transformation in global response

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals an update on the unacceptable 'new normal' of global malnutrition for our world’s children: 150.8 million children under five are stunted, 50.5 million are wasted and 38.3 million are overweight. What is further concerning is that there are high rates of multiple forms of malnutrition co-existing in the same communities and contexts. 

Tuesday 20th November 2018

On World Children’s Day, global community must deliver on its promise to end wasting

Today we observe the United Nations World Children’s Day, which promotes international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improved children's welfare. World Children’s Day is also a call to action in advocating for and promoting children’s rights, to ensure a better world for children. Much progress has been made, but there is still much more to achieve, especially on the nutrition front, where we are falling short.

Thursday 6th September 2018

New country-level UNICEF Nutridash data available on updated State of Acute Malnutrition website

The State of Acute Malnutrition website (, managed by the No Wasted Lives Coalition, aims to provide an overview of all available information related to severe and moderate acute malnutrition in both English and French, at a global and country-specific level. We are delighted to announce that the new UNICEF Nutridash data for 2016 is now available. 

Wednesday 1st August 2018

No Wasted Lives announces funding of four new research studies and welcomes innocent foundation as the newest member of the Coalition

The No Wasted Lives Coalition announces that the innocent foundation will fund four major acute malnutrition research projects worth £1.1 million in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Mali and Sierra Leone.

Wednesday 11th July 2018

No Wasted Lives Announces 15 Research Projects Shortlisted for Possible Funding

No Wasted Lives announced today a shortlist of 15 research projects totalling a value of over $10m that have been selected for possible funding in response to the Global Research Agenda on acute malnutrition.

Read more on the Research Agenda and shortlisted projects here

Thursday 5th July 2018

No Wasted Lives Appoints Nabeeha Kazi-Hutchins as Executive Director

No Wasted Lives announced today that it has appointed Nabeeha Kazi-Hutchins as its Executive Director. Ms. Kazi-Hutchins brings more than 20 years of advocacy, policy and programme experience in nutrition, agriculture, early childhood development, and maternal and child health to No Wasted Lives, where she will lead advocacy, financing and policy development efforts. 

Monday 15th January 2018

No Wasted Lives Launches Research Agenda for Acute Malnutrition

Over the course of 2017, CORTASAM and No Wasted Lives launched a research prioritisation exercise, with the involvement and contribution of over 300 individuals from national governments, NGOs, academia, UN agencies and technical experts from around the world. In line with the priority research areas identified and a review of the existing evidence, CORTASAM has identified the research areas with high potential impact on the effective management of acute malnutrition at scale but where further research and evidence generation is critically needed in order to achieve this.

For more information on CORTASAM, the Research Agenda, and criteria for Expressions of Interest, including these documents in French, click here.