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HMHB Elevates Maternal Nutrition and MMS at the Forum’s 6th Global Conference

22 November 2023 – The HMHB Program Team leveraged the Micronutrient Forum’s 6th Global Conference, Nutrition for Resilience to showcase its latest work to over 2200 delegates from 102 countries and engage with the Forum’s team as well as other organizations and donors in person, fostering efficient collaboration.

The HMHB-sponsored symposium, “Strengthening Women’s Nutrition across the Life Course: Addressing Evidence Gaps and Barriers to Delivery”,  addressed barriers to implementing nutrition interventions in antenatal care. Experts discussed updated evidence on the benefits and lessons from MMS implementation and current knowledge gaps on BEP supplementation.

HMHB Program Lead, Dr. Martin Mwangi, contributed to several symposia and sessions organized by consortium members and partners that focused on women’s and girls’ nutrition.

  • “Getting back on track to meet the 2030 anaemia reduction targets” – Lancet Haematology Commission.
  • “Micronutrient interventions to improve maternal and infant outcomes; when best to intervene?”
  • “MMS Now: Supplying MMS to Pregnant Women for a Resilient Future“ – Kirk Humanitarian.
  • “What is Needed to Support, Scale and Sustain Micronutrient Nutrition Solutions?” – Vitamin Angels.
  • “Powering Women’s Nutrition” – Micronutrient Forum.


Meet the Expert’ interviews conducted by the HMHB Team elevated key insights from global leaders on the nutrition resilience of mothers and babies.

Recordings of these sessions are available on the Conference’s Virtual Platform to registered participants for up to three months after the conference. The research and thought leadership presented at the conference are synthesized in the Way Foward statement and the recap video captures the highlights of the conference.


The HMHB Steering Committee held a hybrid meeting to review governance structures and discuss the strategic vision and objectives for the upcoming year and beyond.




The MMS TAG conducted a comprehensive hybrid meeting to update activities, review plans, and discuss recent developments and plans of Working Groups (WG) on implementation and clinical research.




The HMHB – Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) Consultation discussed the forthcoming Implementation Research (IR) Guidance on MMS for national actors. Participants included the IR WG of the MMS TAG and other organizations leading projects at the national level.


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