Report of IMTF Activities at the International Congress of Nutrition 2009

The 19th International Congress of Nutrition was held in Bangkok Thailand from 4-9 October 2009 under the theme “Food Security for All”. It was the first to be held in Asia in 20 years and was attended by several thousand nutrition scientists from all over the world.

The International Malnutrition Task Force (IMTF)of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) held a series of activities during the congress as part of its overall objective to raise the profile of malnutrition as a key focus for child survival. Two 90-minute sessions were organised.

The first had the theme Scaling-up improved treatment of malnutrition to save child live, and the second was titled Integrating community- and facility- based care for treating severe malnutrition in non-emergency settings.
The Task Force also had a stand within the IUNS booth in the Exhibition Centre to publicise activities of the IMTF, and promote the IMTF website.

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Below are links to presentations made during the sessions.

Session 1: Scaling-up improved treatment of malnutrition to save child lives.

Speakers

Ana Maria Aguilar: Bolivia: case study of scaling-up and impact Download

Bjorn Ljungqvist: Challenges of scaling-up in Africa Download

Steve Collins: Zambia: case study of scaling-up Download

Session 2: Integrating community- and facility-based care for treating severe malnutrition in non-emergency settings.

Speakers

David Sanders Health services: challenges and opportunities Download

Tahmeed Ahmed Bangladesh experience Download

Paluku Bahwere NGO persepective Download

Catherine Mkangama Malawi government perspective Download

Zita Weise Prinzo Nutrition Cluster/agency perspective Download

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