News

Community-based project in Africa doubles impact as part of MI's efforts to boost understanding of maternal nutrition

Women in Kolda make up the mother-to-mother groups involved in the community-action for pregnant women project.

MI’s five-year research and demonstration project doubled its reach in efforts to improve health and nutrition for pregnant women and their newborns in Africa.
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Enriching the lives of pregnant women & children in Kenya through better health & nutrition

Stakeholders and community members celebrate the launch of ENRICH Kenya.

Contributing to efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality in Kenya, MI has teamed up with World Vision Canada, Harvest Plus, the University of Toronto and Egerton University to implement the ENRICH project.
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Field Stories

Against all odds, an Indian mother becomes a community health champion: the story of Shilpa Sharma

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Shilpa Sharma was inspired to become a health activist in her community, dedicating her life to serving other women and their young children – no matter the difficulties ahead.
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Agnes’ story: a champion for safer births in Kenya

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MI and its partners are working to reduce the risks of pregnancy and delivery in Kakamega County, Kenya, through a community-to-facility linkage program.
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From the Experts

How quantitative rapid test kits will support efforts to reduce iodine deficiency disorders

Senegal is West Africa's largest salt producer, meeting the salt needs domestically and regionally. MI supports salt producers in Senegal to adequately iodize their salt.

Learn what our expert found out after reviewing five portable kits that test salt iodization levels while in the field.
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Integrating nutrition interventions in Bangladesh through BRAC partnership

Taking a multi-sector approach will improve nutrition for the most vulnerable.

Our expert explains a new MI collaboration with BRAC that aims to systematically design and integrate nutrition interventions into existing BRAC development programs in Bangladesh.
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Events

Brazilian government kicks off the race to end malnutrition on the eve of 2016 Summer Olympics

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On the eve of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Brazilian government brought together key nutrition and development players in Rio de Janeiro to call attention to malnutrition.
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UN announces “Decade of Action on Nutrition”

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The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition was officially launched on July 19 in New York.
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