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This page provides information and updates on GNC and related activities as well as up to date information and links to country level humanitarian response. If you wish to submit something to include on this webpage, please send a description of the ‘news’ to gnc@unicef.org

UN Secretary-General appoints new SUN Movement Coordinator

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 7, 2016

SUN Dear colleagues It is with great pleasure and excitement that we share the news, that Ban Ki-Moon, has today announced the appointment of the new Coordinator for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. We are delighted to share with you the formal announcement below, welcoming Gerda Verburg of the Netherlands to this position. We at …

2016 Bangladesh CCPM report is now available online

Categories: IM/KM news / News / No CommentsPosted on: March 7, 2016

Capture Final report from the Bangladesh Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring exercise conducted in January 2016 is now available on the GNC website: http://nutritioncluster.net/resources/2016-bangladesh-ccpm-report/

Malawi nutrition cluster bulletin

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 1, 2016

malawi bulletin First issue of the Malawi nutrition cluster bulletin covering period January to February 2016 is now available for download here.

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APHES Summer Course – Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations

Categories: Events / News / Training Events / 2 CommentsPosted on: February 29, 2016

UCL-logo APHES Summer Course – Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations Belgium, 4-15 July 2016 CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Venue: Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium Dates: 04-15 July 2016 Language: English Organizer: The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster, Université catholique de Louvain. Deadline for submission of applications: May 31, 2016 More info in …

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2016 CAR CCPM report is now available on the website

Categories: IM/KM news / News / No CommentsPosted on: February 29, 2016

Capture Final report from the CAR Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring exercise conducted in January 2016 is now available on the GNC website: http://nutritioncluster.net/resources/2016-car-ccpm-report/.

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Breastfeeding in the context of Zika virus – Interim guidance, 25 February 2016

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 26, 2016

Zika IYCF On the 25th of February WHO has published an interim guidance on breastfeeding in the context of Zika virus. The main mode of Zika virus transmission is through infected Aedes mosquitoes. However, current widespread transmission of the virus has raised questions as to whether transmission can also occur during breastfeeding, a practice essential to infant …

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09 Issue of the GNC Bulletin is now published

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 23, 2016

Bulletin 9 The new issue of the GNC bulletin covering period up to january 2016 is now published and is available here. The Bulletin includes updates from the Annual GNC meeting in Nairobi, position of the GNC on providing technical nutrition support to country clusters and other updates.

El Niño in Southern Africa: Focus on Lesotho and Zimbabwe (18.20.2016) – briefing note

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 19, 2016

ACAPS On 18 February 2016 ACAPS has published a briefing note on El Niño in Southern Africa: Focus on Lesotho and Zimbabwe Key findings: The 2015–16 El Niño event is one of the strongest on record, and Southern Africa is among the worst affected regions. Dry conditions since October combined with below average harvests last season mean at …

ALNAP coordination webinars – role of national actors, coordinating across a response

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 17, 2016

alnap ALNAP is  currently working towards a meeting in June addressing four aspects of coordination. As an input to the meeting, ALNAP is organising a series of webinars, as well as producing a short paper and video on each issue. The first webinar is on February 23rd, and focuses on coordination across a response (including linking …

Results of the vote for new GNC SAG members

Categories: News / SAG news / No CommentsPosted on: February 15, 2016

GNC Logo Final_earth A Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) provides strategic support to the GNC-CT to guide direction of GNC affairs. The SAG is composed of representatives from two GNC partners, one Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, and UNICEF programmes. The current SAG (since March 2015): Ms. Victoria Sauveplane representing ACF Ms. Caroline Wilkinson representing UNHCR; Ms. Diane Holland representing UNICEF (standing member); Ms. …

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