June 06, 2013
On June 6, The Lancet editor-in-chief Richard Horton and Series authors Robert Black, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Marie Ruel and Lawrence Haddad presented findings from the Series papers at a day-long symposium hosted by Imperial College London. The event included an in-depth panel discussion with Ferew Lemma from the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, Sandra Mutuma from Action Against Hunger, Andrew Dorward from the University of London, Anna Taylor from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and David Navarro from the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat.
Falling two days ahead of Nutrition for Growth, a high-level convening hosted by UK PM David Cameron to secure new commitments on nutrition, the launch of the Series armed advocates, media and policy makers with a new evidence base to inform their work around the summit and beyond. Key findings from the Series were also incorporated into the Nutrition for Growth Compact, in which leaders from government, civil society and business made a wide range of commitments to help reach 500 million pregnant women and children with nutrition interventions by 2020.