15 June 2018
The NIPN Global Support Facility is pleased to introduce its new Team Leader, Marti Van Liere. Marti has 30 years of international experience in nutrition and development, in non-for-profit and private sectors, as well as in research. Before joining the NIPN Global Support Facility, she held positions at GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Unilever, KIT (Dutch Royal Tropical Institute) and INSERM (French Medical Research Institute). She has a PhD in Human Nutrition from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. In 2012 and 2013, Marti served as the co-chair of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network.
5 June 2018
On May 31th, 2018, Ato Birara, the head of the Nutrition Case Team and representative of the State Minister of Health, officially launched the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) in Ethiopia. By establishing the NIPN, Ethiopia has expressed again its commitment to accelerate progress toward ending malnutrition.
NIPN fits well with the objectives of the National Nutrition Plan (NNP), one of whose pillars is evidence-based decision making. This was acknowledged by Erik Habers, Head of Cooperation of the European Union in Ethiopia – which together with the UK Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports the NIPN initiative.
Dr. Tsigereda Kifle, Deputy Director of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), indicated that EPHI, as the host of the NIPN, will work with all sectors supporting the NNP and with IFPRI – that will provide technical assistance to NIPN under the Compact2025 umbrella. Around 75 key stakeholders from those various and partners sectors attended the NIPN launch event.
11 April 2018
The NIPN team in Guatemala produced a radio programme to sensitize listeners to the problem of chronic malnutrition.
L’équipe NIPN au Guatemala a produit une émission de radio pour sensibiliser les auditeurs à la problématique de la malnutrition chronique.
El equipo de NIPN en Guatemala produjo un programa de radio para sensibilizar a los oyentes sobre el problema de la desnutrición crónica.
Listen to the programme/Ecouter l’émission/Escuchar el programa (in Spanish):
26 March 2018
Guatemala launches a NIPN communication campaign on social medias.
Take a look at the visuals!
23 March 2018
The second meeting of the NIPN Expert Advisory Group (EAG) was held in Brussels on March 21st, a day after the members of the EAG had participated in a nutrition seminar organized by the European Union for delegates from EU delegations and their partners. The seminar discussed nutrition as a critical determinant of a country’s human and social development and benefitted from presentations made by several NIPN expert advisors. The EAG meeting on 21st specifically focused on the progress of the NIPN initiative, and was joined by SUN focal persons from five NIPN countries who spoke briefly about their experiences. The meeting highlighted the main opportunities and challenges that are arising now that projects are being implemented in nine countries, and recommendations were made by members of the EAG to be taken up by the team in the NIPN Global Support Facility.
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