9 May 2023 – Sight and Life (SAL), Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF), Kirk Humanitarian (KH), Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium are pleased to present a session on Revitalizing Maternal Nutrition Globally: The Case for Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) on 10 May 2023, 10:45 -11:30 AM, Roof Terrace Room, CTICC at the International Maternal and Newborn Health Conference taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. SAL’s latest special report Focusing on Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Pregnancy: Second Edition will be launched at this event.
This session brings together diverse partners from the government, NGOs, funding, science, and academia to discuss the way forward for the adoption and implementation of multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) for pregnant women in low and middle-income countries (LIMCs). Speakers will share the latest evidence on MMS, experiences of transitioning from iron-folic acid (IFA) to MMS, and lessons learned in creating an enabling environment for MMS implementation to improve birth outcomes across LMICs. The panel will be moderated by Rhobhi Matinyi, Director, Health Systems Strengthening, CIFF.
Speakers include Dr. Robert Black, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Meseret Zelalem Tadesse, Lead Executive Officer, Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Service, MoH, Ethiopia, Nemat Hajeebhoy, Chief Nutrition, UNICEF Nigeria, Srujith Lingala, Director – Business Solutions, Sight and Life and Kristen Hurley, Chief Nutrition Office, Vitamin Angel Alliance. Dr. Mihretab Salasibew, Director, Evidence, Measurement, and Evaluation, CIFF will open the session and Dr. Klaus Kraemer, President, SAL will close it.