From October 23–28, 2016 the 4th Micronutrient Forum Global Conference brought global participants together in Cancun, Mexico to discuss and share knowledge on Positioning Women’s Nutrition at the Centre of Sustainable Development. The conference focused on the critical role women play in household nutrition and the importance of women’s and girl’s health in that context.
In attendance were FANTA partners from UC Davis and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Their presentations focused on FANTA’s work on Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Effectiveness in Bangladesh and on the Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Approach in Burundi and Guatemala.
UC Davis presented on:
- Prenatal and Postnatal Supplementation with Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements and the Reduction in Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Young Bangladeshi Children
- Associations of Maternal Hemoglobin and Iron Status with Pregnancy Outcomes in Three Countries
- Daily Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements Containing 800 μg Vitamin A and the Increase in Serum Retinol Binding Protein in Lactating but Not in Pregnant Women in Rural Bangladesh
IFPRI presented on:
- The Impact of a Food-assisted Integrated Health and Nutrition Program in Guatemala on Maternal and Child Nutrition Outcomes
- Tubaramure, a Food-assisted Integrated Health and Nutrition Program in Burundi Improves Maternal and Child Hemoglobin Levels and Reduces Anemia: A Theory-based Cluster-randomized Controlled Intervention Trial