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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

Focus on SMART in Sub-Saharan Africa: collaboration between UNICEF and SMART Initiative

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: September 29, 2017

Background on the project: In 2016, SMART joined forces with UNICEF’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) to document the implementation process of SMART surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa. This collaboration produced a report landscaping the use of national, regional and small-scale surveys using SMART methods in the regions …

Tech RRT Webinar: Recent deployment to Nigeria to Strengthen Inpatient Management of SAM

Categories: Events / News / No CommentsPosted on: September 25, 2017

Time: 15:00-16:00 (Abuja & London), 16:00 – 17:00 (Geneva), 17:00 – 18:00 (Nairobi), 10:00 – 11:00 (New York) Facilitator: Andi Kendle, Tech RRT Program Manager Presenter: Michele Georgen (CMAM/ IYCF-E, Tech RRT) and Reuel Kirathi Mungai (Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Borno, Nigeria) Topic: The Tech RRT’s recent deployment to Nigeria provided technical support and guidance to strengthen …

Nutrition Cluster/Sector Coordinators Training

Categories: Events / News / Training Events / No CommentsPosted on: September 11, 2017

  The Global Nutrition Cluster in collaboration with UNICEF MENA RO will organise a Nutrition Cluster/Sector Coordinators training (in English), 30 October-03 November 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. Profile of participants: Individuals who currently serve as cluster/sector coordinators and/or Information Management officers in countries where cluster have been formally activated clusters  or in countries that have …

UN to launch new report on world hunger and nutrition

Categories: Events / News / SAG Events / No CommentsPosted on: September 6, 2017

UN to launch new report on world hunger and nutrition, FAO headquarters, 15 September 2017, 12:30 CEST Includes data on malnutrition and children from Rome-based UN agencies and new partners UNICEF and WHO. On 15 September 2017, five UN agencies – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development …

Guidance Note for UN Humanitarian Coordinators: Integrated multi-sectoral nutrition actions

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / SAG news / No CommentsPosted on: August 18, 2017

  Dear Cluster/Sector Coordination teams and Partners: The advocacy document below was issued by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien and developed jointly with SUN Secretariat, UN agencies and led by the Global Nutrition with contribution from partners.  GNC Coordination Team   Dear Humanitarian Coordinators, There is a growing recognition that addressing malnutrition is …

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Tech RRT Webinar: Synergies in integration with IYCF-E – Breaking down sectoral boundaries

Categories: Events / News / Training Events / Comments OffPosted on: August 1, 2017

Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week Tech RRT Webinar: Synergies in integration with IYCF-E – Breaking down sectoral boundaries When: 7 August 2017 Time: 15:00 London time Duration: 1-1:30 hours Presenters: Dr Shogo, Technical Officer, WHO Lao People’s Democratic Republic Speaking on integration with Maternal and Child Health Erin McCloskey-Rebelo, Nutrition Consultant, Speaking on integration with …

GNC HRP Dashboard

Categories: IM/KM news / News / No CommentsPosted on: July 19, 2017

Aggregating information about the 23 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and Regional Refugee Response Plans (RRRP) the GNC dashboard shows the Population in Need (PIN), Population Targeted and Funding Requirements of each response. In 2017, more than 971 million people are considered to be in need of emergency nutrition interventions around the world. Nutrition Cluster/Sectors and …

Yemen Nutrition Cluster Bulletin, Issue 2, April-June 2017

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / No CommentsPosted on: July 18, 2017

The Yemen Nutrition Cluster has published the second issue of its quarterly bulletin. To download, please click on the link: For questions, please contact: Cluster Coordinator Anna Ziolkovska aziolkovska@unicef.org +971 71 222 5032

GNC Global Call on Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan

Categories: Events / GNC Meetings / News / Comments OffPosted on: July 12, 2017

Dear GNC partners: A global call on the situation and cluster responses in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan took place on 18 July 2017. For the minutes of the call, please  For the country presentations, click on the country name to download the presentation: ; ; . GNC Coordination Team

Pakistan Nutrition MIS Webportal Launched

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: July 3, 2017

On behalf of IMWG Pakistan we would like to share that some good news NWG Pakistan (UNICEF) had done tremendous work in development of Nutrition MIS/web portal work for Pakistan successfully launched by Ministry of National Health Services for Regulation and Coordination MoNHSR&C and UNICEF. For details, please go to the following website:  www.nhsrc.gov.pk. Then click …

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