Nutrition International at the 22nd IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition
The IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition, hosted in Tokyo on December 6-11, offers an opportunity to foster collaboration and promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development at the global level. Read on to learn more about Nutrition International’s presence at the congress.
Posted on December 5, 2022
Nutrition International is pleased to be participating in the 22nd IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition being held in Tokyo, from December 6-11, 2022.
Held every four years, the congress brings together members of the international nutrition community to address key global nutrition issues and exchange knowledge to work toward improving nutrition security. This year’s theme is “The Power of Nutrition: For the Smiles of 10 Billion People.”
GAVA (Global Alliance for Vitamin A) Symposium
Room 11 (G602)
This session will focus on using data to target vitamin A supplementation programs for highest impact. Alison Greig, Technical Director, Global Technical Services, will chair the first portion of the symposium, Banda Ndiaye, Deputy Regional Director, Africa, will present on operationalizing a phased approach to health systems strengthening in Senegal, and Mandana Arabi, Vice President, Global Technical Services and Chief Technical Advisor will participate in the panel discussion.
Nutrition International, UNICEF and CDC Symposium
Adolescent weekly iron and folic acid supplementation programs: Need, effectiveness and lessons learned in Asia and Africa
Room 13 (G502)
Mandana Arabi, Vice President, Global Technical Services and Chief Technical Advisor, will examine the roles of systems integration and partnerships to effectively deliver weekly iron and folic acid supplementation (WIFAS) programs in low- and middle-income countries, while Lucy Murage, Regional Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition will share the regional approaches and lessons learned in delivering WIFAS programs in Africa.
Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation (MMS) Cost-Benefit Tool Oral Presentation
Room 12 (G610)
Jennifer Busch-Hallen, Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal and Neonatal Health and Nutrition, will give an overview of Nutrition International’s MMS Cost-Benefit Tool and how it is influencing decision making for maternal nutrition. The user friendly, online tool allows governments and nutrition partners to estimate the potential health impact, economic value, cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost ratio of investing in MMS over iron-folic acid supplementation for pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries.
Nutrition International, GAIN, Hellen Keller and Save the Children Symposium
Advancing adolescent nutrition: Progress and learning from adolescent-led experiences from the field
Room 8 (Hall D5)
Lucy Murage, Regional Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition, will discuss enabling improvements in adolescent nutrition through youth inclusive and gender responsive programs at scale.
Also look for scientific posters from many Nutrition International staff about topics including iron and folic acid supplementation, food fortification and vitamin A supplementation.
For more information about the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS) and the 22nd International Congress of Nutrition, go to: ICN TOKYO (icn22.org)
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