Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative) is proud to, once again, participate in the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016.

From October 23 to 28, in Mexico, the Conference will bring together the most exciting and current research and programming on nutrition, with a focus on micronutrients – an important priority in global efforts to save and improve lives of the world’s most vulnerable people, including women and children.

The Conference marks the Forum’s first visit to Latin America. Mexico was selected by the Forum Steering Committee in recognition of its achievements to address micronutrient deficiencies and its commitment to the design and implementation of evidence-based public health policies and programs.

Positioning Women’s Nutrition at the Centre of Sustainable Development, the theme of the Global Conference, is both relevant to the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, which mark a global turning point for health and nutrition, as well as to Nutrition International’s focus on improving nutrition for girls and women so they can live stronger, healthier lives and reach their full potential.

Find out more about our Sponsored Symposium

Women’s Nutrition Now: Improving access to health and nutrition for pregnant women
Monday, October 24 at 2:00 in room Xcaret 1.

Participate with us in an engaging discussion and learn how a community-based approach improved the quality of antenatal, birth and postnatal care for pregnant women and their newborns.

Addressing women’s nutrition has a range of positive effects, as it leads to better health, improved education, higher income, birthing healthier babies, as well as improving the health and well-being of their families, communities and, ultimately, advancing their countries’ socioeconomic development. Learn how our project reached women and their newborns in underserved communities with essential health services.

Not able to attend the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference?

Follow the Conference activities on Twitter!
Share our messages to create a larger and louder global movement in support of women and girls’ nutrition.
#WomensNutritionNow and #MNForum2016

You can also review all of Nutrition International scientific poster presentations.

Our Program at the Conference

Join our experts and learn about our impact around the world

Starting on Day One of the Conference, we look forward to seeing you at our Nutrition International booth (#19), on the third level at the Cancun International Convention Centre. Join our subject matter experts to discover what we are doing right now to improve nutrition for women and girls. Meet Nutrition International-TAN staff who are actively recruiting for technical consultants.

Our team at the Conference includes Nutrition International President and CEO Joel Spicer, who will be involved throughout the Conference, including at our sponsored symposium, during the Opening Ceremonies, and at the Thursday plenary, Transforming the enabling environment to forge a future for micronutrients: what will it take? 

Over the five days, we will work to raise the importance of addressing adolescent girls’ and women’s nutrition, share knowledge and generate discussions on new approaches to reach more of the world’s most vulnerable. We will do this at the booth, via scientific poster presentations, and through our involvement in symposiums, sessions, and plenaries that are captured in the following tabs, day-by-day.

Sponsored Symposium
Initiatives to address data gaps in nutrition – pre-conference working session
Time: 8:30-10:00
Room: Tulum 1+2

By invitation

Sponsored symposium
IFA in malaria-endemic areas
Time: 10:30-12:00
Room: Cozumel 3

Nutrition International sponsored symposium
Women’s Nutrition Now: Improving access to health and nutrition for pregnant women
Join our exciting panel as they engage in dynamic discussions focused on our community-based research project in Africa that improved the quality of antenantal, birth and postnantal care for women and their newborns. Panellists will share insights on how to improve access to health and nutrition for pregnant women living in underserved communities, provide details and results, including how we doubled the project target reach.
Includes call-to-action by Joel Spicer
Time: 2:00-3:30
Room: Xcaret 1

Opening Ceremony
Includes welcoming remarks from Joel Spicer

Time: 4:00-5:30
Room: Gran Cancún

Plenary
Positioning women’s nutrition at the center of sustainable development
Time: 10:30-12:00
Room: Gran Cancún

Concurrent session
How has the arrival of the SDGs changed financing for nutrition?
Time: 4:00-5:30
Room: Xcaret 3

Deep dive concurrent session
Adolescent nutrition – achievements, challenges & future action
Time: 10:30-12:00
Room: Gran Cancún

Concurrent session
Advances in program monitoring
Time: 10:30-12:00
Room: Tulum 1+2

Concurrent session
Navigating vitamin A supplementation (VAS) decision in different contexts
Time: 10:30-12:00
Room: Cozumel 1+5

Plenary
Transforming the enabling environment to forge a future for micronutrients: what will it take?
Joel Spicer will speak to advocacy and communications
Time: 8:30-10:00
Room: Gran Cancún

Sponsored symposiums
Building the global roadmap for scaling-up rice fortification
Time: 10:30-12:00
Room: Xcaret 1

Sponsored symposiums
Accelerating anaemia reduction
Time: 5:30-7:00
Room: Cozumel 3

Concurrent session
Effectiveness of home fortification programs
Time: 4:00-5:30
Room: Cozumel 1+5

Concurrent session
The critical role of capacity for delivering micronutrient interventions
Time: 4:00-5:30
Room: Gran Cancún

About the Micronutrient Forum

The Micronutrient Forum is the global voice on micronutrients, representing a cross-sector approach to improving nutrition by bringing together stakeholders from nutrition, health, agriculture, social protection, food security and the private sector. As co-chair of the Forum Steering Committee and host of the Micronutrient Forum Secretariat, Nutrition International provides strategic and logistical support to the Forum as a whole.