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Ottawa, Canada | September 27, 2013

Finishing the Undernutrition Agenda: Research and evidence to deliver results.

Undernutrition is an underlying cause of almost half of child deaths in the world each year; undernourished children face a lifetime of consequences, including chronic poor health, mental impairment and economic hardship. In a new series on maternal and child undernutrition, The Lancet features new data and policy recommendations on global nutrition. The papers are a follow up to The Lancet’s 2008 series, which identified the critical 1,000 days between a mother’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday as the priority window for impact.

On Friday, September 27 from 3-5pm, please join Series editor Dr. Robert Black and a panel of authors as they discuss how new evidence and recommendations can deliver better results on nutrition in the world’s poorest countries.

The event will take place at the Agha Khan Foundation Canada in Ottawa, at 199 Sussex Drive. The Series will be presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada, the Micronutrient Initiative and the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

For additional details please contact the Micronutrient Initiative at or (613) 782 -6800.

Islamabad, Pakistan | August 21, 2013

Save the Children launched the 2013 Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition in collaboration with Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Professor and Founding Chair of the Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at the Hotel Serena in Islamabad.

The event was in the form of a round table with media, civil society, policy makers and representatives from the development sector, including the Development Partners for Nutrition (DPN) Group. In addition to Dr. Bhutta, other speakers included Mr. David Skinner, Country Director for Save the Children, Pakistan.

Dhaka, Bangladesh | July 02, 2013

The 2013 Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition was launched in Dhaka on July 2nd. The event was hosted by icddr,b in collaboration with the National Nutrition Services of the Government of Bangladesh and Save the Children. There has been reduction in child underweight and anemia over the past decade, although stunting and wasting rates are still high. Micronutrient deficiencies are also common among children and women. The launching event served as a major nutrition advocacy platform for the country, and helped catalyze sustained efforts to improve public health nutrition in Bangladesh.

Guatemala City, Guatemala and Central America Region | July 06, 2013

The Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), hosted a regional convening in Guatemala City which was broadcast through the web to seven other INCAP countries (Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) who coordinated national meetings for the launching. The other Latin America countries accessed the event through the web. The LancetSeries author Dr. Reynaldo Martorell presented and discussed Series findings and the call to action.