News

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

Somalia Drought Briefing and Pre-Famine Response Scale up plan

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: February 14, 2017

  The Somalia Nutrition Cluster has just released the following briefing: Somali-SE-v6.-LRpdf

New publications from ACF

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: February 2, 2017

  We would like to share with you two recent publications from ACF: ð  A briefing note on ACF Health approach: The fundamentals of the health and nutrition alignment where concretely explains ACF’s vision on aligning nutrition and health.  ACF promotes a comprehensive approach to women’s and children’s health to maximizes the impact in the …

Let’s get RUTF on the Essential Medicines List!

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: February 1, 2017

  ACF has conducted a study to assess whether Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) should be added to the WHO essential medicines list (EML): / While severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is included in the international list of diseases, RUTF has thus far had a hybrid status and has been handled in parallel to health systems …

WASH and Nutrition Guidebook (ACF 2017)

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / Comments OffPosted on: January 26, 2017

  We are pleased to share with you ACF’s recently published WASH and Nutrition Guidebook, developed in partnership with ECHO and UNICEF  The guidebook primarily addresses field practitioners, particularly WASH and nutrition programme managers working in humanitarian and development contexts, and responds to the need for more practical guidance on WASH and nutrition integration at …

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Nutrition & Health Coordinator, Sierra Leone

Categories: News / Vacancies / Comments OffPosted on: January 23, 2017

  ACF presently has a vacancy for a Nutrition and Health Coordinator based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More details attached:

Just published: UNICEF/GNC review on Supporting Humanitarian Cluster/Sector Coordination Transition

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: January 20, 2017

  We are pleased to share the report of the joint UNICEF Programme Division/Nutrition – Global Nutrition Cluster review on Supporting Humanitarian Cluster/Sector Coordination Transition: The purpose of this review was to inform UNICEF Headquarters (HQ), Regional Office (RO), Country Offices (CO), and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and Cluster partners on how the transition …

Nutrition and Health Coordinator, Bangui, CAR

Categories: News / Vacancies / 2 CommentsPosted on: January 18, 2017

  ACF currently has a vacancy for a French speaking Nutrition and Health Coordinator to be based in Bangui, Central African Republic. Please see the attached document for further details: 

Remembering Basra Farah Hassan, 1954-2014

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: January 18, 2017

  Three years ago our friend and colleague Basra Farah Hassan was killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Basra was a nutritionist, one of very few Somalis who specialized in human nutrition. At the time of her death, she was an employee of UNICEF and was working in Kabul as the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator. …

Nutrition Surveillance Coordinator, Afghanistan

Categories: News / Vacancies / Comments OffPosted on: January 18, 2017

  ACF has a new vacancy for a Nutrition Surveillance Coordinator based in Kabul, Afghanistan, starting ASAP. For details please see attached: 

External Outreach to Emergency Nutrition Specialists (P3/P4) (ESARO)

Categories: News / Vacancies / Comments OffPosted on: January 17, 2017

  UNICEF ESARO is currently looking for Emergency Nutrition Specialists (P3/P4) for its Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) for Eastern and Southern Africa: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502357   Areas of interest are: ◾ Nutrition in Emergencies (including programme coordination and management in NiE) ◾ Infant/Young Child Feeding in emergencies ◾ Management of acute malnutrition; community-based approach in emergencies ◾ Micronutrient …

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