Chairs: Professor Ann Ashworth Hill and Professor Alan Jackson
IUNS Representative: Professor Andrew Prentice
- Establish three regional networks (south and southeast Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America) to coordinate technical expertise and develop capacity-building partnerships
- Raise the profile of malnutrition among health policy makers and donor agencies and advocate for increased recognition of its importance in child survival
- Work with partners to build capacity to prevent and treat malnutrition, especially in countries with high child mortality
- Advocate for inclusion of malnutrition in medical and nursing curricula and for the WHO case-management guidelines to be implemented in all paediatric wards where severe malnutrition is found
- Encourage health workers to undertake operational research to monitor and improve their performance and provide data for advocacy action
- raise resources
- publish and disseminate the findings and experiences.
The link to the International Malnutrition Task Force website can be found here.
The ‘Malnutrition eLearning course’ developed in association with the University of Southampton, UK is available here.
To view the 2017 Prevention and Control of Malnutrition Task Force report click here.
To access the paper ‘Capacity-building in the management of moderate acute malnutrition’ please click here.