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PMNCH: Nutrition Roundtable + Tweet Chat on Malnutrition

Wed, 2012-02-15
Permanent Mission of Canada — 5, Avenue de l'Ariana, 1202 Geneva‎
Hosting organization: 
The Permanent Mission of Canada, Save the Children and the Partnership of Maternal and Newborn Child Health

Nutrition Roundtable: A Life Free From Hunger - Tackling Child Malnutrition
+ Live Twitter Chat to focus on child hunger with PMNCH Director & WHO Directors

5.30-17.30 GMT

Save the Children will launch the nutrition phase of its global campaign for child survival, EVERY ONE, on February 15 2012. The organization will hold launch events and is organizing media activities around the world, in donor capitals and in developing countries. As part of the launch, Save the Children will release its new flagship policy report, "A life free from hunger" that sets out the scale and dimensions of malnutrition globally, its impact on child mortality and development, and the policy solutions that can tackle malnutrition and boost child survival.

Geneva is the global centre for nutrition policy, and Save the Children, working with The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, will launch its report together at a high level policy roundtable hosted by Permanent Mission of Canada that brings together institutions and individuals with a lead role on this issue.

Coinciding with this event and other offline activities taking place in more than a dozen countries to mark the release of Save the Children’s flagship nutrition report, PMNCH, Save the Children, UN Foundation, the World Health Organization and other organizations are also participating in a first-ever global non-stop Twitter Chat to tackle the hidden crisis of child hunger.

During a portion of the 12-hour, three-continent chat, PMNCH Director Carole Presern and Liz Mason, WHO Director, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Francesco Branca, Director, Nutrition for Health and Development are participating in a live public discussion on Twitter. Join the conversation with the hashtag: #hiddencrisis.