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About the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium

Every day, poor nutrition robs girls and women of their full health and potential, denying them their power to grow, to learn, to work, to thrive. It’s a domino effect: beginning before birth, carried into childhood and passed on potentially through motherhood. The Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium (HMHB) accelerates collective action to break this vicious cycle. Together, we can power women’s nutrition, specifically maternal nutrition, for promising futures.


HMHB is a trusted advocate, convener, consensus builder, and knowledge broker, supporting its members and other stakeholders to improve maternal nutrition, specifically by the introduction of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS).

Our History

HMHB grew out of the 2019 Goalkeepers Accelerator of the same name that brought together 10 partners from the private sector, academia, civil society, and the UN who have committed to increasing demand, supply, and delivery of high-coverage MMS.

HMHB brings together stakeholders, including country representatives, research and knowledge institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), technical organizations, UN agencies, private sector stakeholders, and funders to work together to raise awareness, trigger policy change, and strengthen the implementation of maternal nutrition interventions, in particular of MMS. We drive collective action, amplify advocacy, synthesize information, and create public access to information on maternal nutrition and MMS activities, research, and policies.

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How HMHB is Organized

The strength of the HMHB Consortium lies in its members and stakeholders, and in its capacity to harness their collective knowledge, expertise, and action to reach our common goals

The HMHB Consortium consists of organizations and individuals who wish to contribute to the collective action and joint agenda of HMHB and play a direct or indirect role in improving maternal nutrition and advancing MMS public health demand, supply, or delivery, through the application of skills, experience, and expertise.

An HMHB Steering Committee lays out the strategic direction of the Consortium and provides guidance and advice to the Secretariat. The HMHB Steering Committee consists of experts from cross-discipline and cross-sector interests.

The Consortium is supported by a Secretariat hosted by the Micronutrient Forum.

The organizational structure and governance are described in the HMHB Governance document.

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