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

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.

2018 Global Nutrition Report: No Wasted Lives response

2018 Global Nutrition Report: No Wasted Lives 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. 

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

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.

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

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

The State of Acute Malnutrition website (www.acutemalnutrition.org), 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.