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Read the new Formative Research Reports for Bangladesh, Tanzania, Burkina Faso & Madagascar

14 December 2021 – A new set of formative research reports on the introduction of multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) have been released by UNICEF for Bangladesh, Tanzania, Burkina Faso & Madagascar. These formative studies were conducted in collaboration with Sight and Life, Pennsylvania State University, and national partners. MMS is an efficacious and cost-effective prenatal […]

An N4G Side Event: Powering Women – Promising Futures – Watch NOW!

30 November 2021 – In advance of the Tokyo’s Nutrition for Growth Summit in December, the Micronutrient Forum, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation organized a special event, Powering Women-Promising Futures on women’s nutrition, health, and equity on Tuesday, November 30, from 9:00-10:30 am ET. The Summit presented a […]

View the New World Map on MMS Activities

23 November 2021 – The Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium has developed a world map depicting all activities related to multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS). This interactive map summarizes the situation related to impact studies, implementation research, demonstration pilots, cost-benefit analyses, and scaling up activities at the country level by various partners. The map is available […]

Devex Article Highlights ‘Hidden hunger and its hidden cost’

28 October 2021 – Read Devex Oped: Hidden hunger and its hidden cost Agurash wakes up in the early morning hours feeling the comforting kick of her unborn baby. Located in a remote town in Ethiopia, she prepares a small breakfast of injera, teff flour pancakes, for her three children and husband.  She eats a […]

Maternal Nutrition in Focus at FIGO World Congress – 21-28 October

21 October 2021: The FIGO World Congress 2021 opened today featuring a series of live and on-demand online sessions on various topics related to maternal health and pregnancy. The Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium is presenting a session on maternal nutrition, ‘The unfinished agenda of maternal malnutrition and its impact on birth outcomes“. This is […]

A Milestone: MMS Now On WHO’s Essential Medicine List

1 October 2021 – Multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) have now been included in the  World Health Organization (WHO) model Essential Medicines List (EML) as an antenatal supplement for pregnant women. The 23rd Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines recommended the inclusion of MMS based on the strong evidence that it is a […]

Join our ‘Coffee and Chai Chats’ with Global Experts

27 September 2021 – A series of ‘Coffee and Chai Chats’ on maternal nutrition and multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) are being organized by the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) Consortium throughout October and November. These short 30-minute webinars will provide a golden opportunity to engage deeply with global experts and ask questions on specific topics […]

Announcing ‘Knowledge Bytes’ on Maternal Nutrition and MMS

27 Sep 2021 – In an effort to make accurate information on maternal nutrition and multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) more accessible to a larger audience, the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) Consortium will release a special series of short videos called ‘Knowledge Bytes’ in the months of October and November. Each short video will feature […]

Participate in the Indian Maternal Nutrition E-Dialogues Series

A series of monthly ‘Maternal Nutrition Technical E-Dialogues’ are being organized on the theme…

Read the July 2021 Newsletter

Since the launch of HMHB’s first newsletter in April, we are excited to share progress and updates on maternal nutrition and…


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