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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

2016 Nutrition Cluster Information Management Training

Categories: Events / News / Training Events / 2 CommentsPosted on: October 22, 2016

The 2016 Nutrition Cluster Information Management Training is currently taking place in Amman, Jordan and will last until the 24th of October. The agenda can be downloaded on the following link: IM Training NCC 18-20 October 2016. Training material and presentations will be made available in due course.  

2016 GNC Annual Meeting

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: October 14, 2016

The 2016 Global Nutrition Cluster Meeting is currently taking place in Amman, Jordan and will last until the 20th of October. The agenda and background documents can be downloaded on the following links: Agenda for the GNC Annual Meeting 18-20 October 2016; Administrative Note; List of Participants; Development of the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) Strategic …

Mapping of psychosocial support for parents/caregivers and families

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / Comments OffPosted on: October 6, 2016

  The Task Force on Psychosocial Support for Parents/caregivers and Families (one of the taskforces of the Alliance) has undertaken to strengthen programming which help to improve children’s wellbeing through a reduction in family violence and improved parental psychosocial wellbeing in humanitarian contexts. The Task Force is looking to to conduct a mapping of existing relevant …

Commitments to Action Report – Outcomes of the WHS

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: September 17, 2016

WHS During the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, held from 23 to 24 May 2016 in Istanbul, participants announced thousands of commitments to turn UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Agenda for Humanity and its five core responsibilities into reality. The Commitments to Action report provides an analysis of the commitments made as part of the Summit process. It gives an …

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Just published! Study on ‘Mother MUAC’ (PB meres) in Niger

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: September 7, 2016

  ALIMA/BEFEN’s latest study from Niger, comparing mothers and CHWs in screening for malnutrition by MUAC and checking for edema has just been published: http://archpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13690-016-0149-5 ALIMA has also issued a press release in FR and ENG about the publication: http://alimaong.org/teaching-mothers-detect-malnutrition/ http://alimaong.org/fr/former-meres-detecter-malnutrition/ FR and ENG guidelines are also available on the ALIMA website: Mother MUAC – Guidelines …

Call for Action in Northern Nigeria

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: August 29, 2016

The West and Central Africa Regional Food Security Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) developed  a CALL FOR ACTION in Northern Nigeria. This document aims at drawing the whole humanitarian community attention on the current food insecurity and acute malnutrition situation in the Northern states of Nigeria, not only in the North Eastern part, but also in the …

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GNC Bulletin 10 is published

Categories: News / Comments OffPosted on: August 15, 2016

Bulletin 10 The new issue of the GNC bulletin covering period from January to June 2016 is now published andis available here. The Bulletin includes updates from the GNC face to face meeting in Washngton, DC, World Humanitarian Summit updates and other updates. Previous GNC Bulletins are available from here.

Mother MUAC – Guidelines for Implementation (EN/FR)

Categories: News / 1 CommentPosted on: July 26, 2016

MUACmother As a follow up to the SAM Technical Roundtable back in November,  French and English versions of the guidelines for implementing Mother MUAC/PB meres has been finalized by ALIMA . These guidelines represent an attempt to share ALIMA’s experience training mothers and other family members to screen for malnutrition in the home, and we hope they …

GNC partners call on Nigeria

Categories: Events / GNC Meetings / News / Comments OffPosted on: July 18, 2016

Capture Given the situation in Bono state in Nigeria, in consultation with the Country Sector/Cluster Coordinator, in Nigeria,  GNC-Ct has agreed to have a GNC partners call on 21st July 206 at 3 pm Geneva time. During this call, the country team will update GNC partners on the situation, the current response, the gaps and the …

2016 GNC Annual Meeting

Categories: Events / GNC Meetings / News / Comments OffPosted on: July 13, 2016

GNC Logo Final_earth The GNC Annual meeting will take place in Amman, Jordan from 18 to 20 of October 2016. Side meetings of the SAG, Cluster Coordinators, Information Management Officers and the GNC Task Forces are planned for 16th and 17th of October. The objectives of the 2016 GNC Annual meeting are to : Review Key Achievements and challenges …

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