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Mission & Objectives

The HMHB Consortium’s mission is to improve maternal nutrition through collective action by Consortium members to accelerate availability and effective use of MMS in low- and middle-income countries.

Implementing MMS provides an opportunity to better integrate nutritional interventions into antenatal care more broadly as well as catalyze additional delivery improvements. A transition from iron-folic acid (IFA ) to MMS will require focus and collective action from stakeholders across the globe, and it will result in real, multi-generational, much-needed impacts.

To guide the collective action of all stakeholders, a Strategic Framework outlines the Consortium’s role and responsibilities, vision, mission, and priorities. Stakeholders and prospective members are invited to review this document and share their thoughts with the HMHB Secretariat.

KEY STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  • Align stakeholders’ approaches and activities around a common strategy and roadmap for collective action toward introduction and scaling of MMS for pregnant women in LMICs
  • Initiate, accelerate, and/or amplify efforts that raise-awareness to MMS, build consensus for introduction of MMS, and generally advocate for MMS policy and program adoption through global/regional and national advocacy initiatives
  • Facilitate dialogue and create consensus on emerging issues impeding the MMS agenda, by convening technical expert meetings and discussing and disseminating available information and evidence
  • Capture and share existing and new knowledge related to MMS evidence, tools, guidance, lessons learned and other resources through a dynamic, publicly accessible MMS repository, and via publications, conferences, webinars and other on-demand content, targeting HMHB Consortium members, and other global and national stakeholders, decision-makers, implementers and experts in related areas