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Read the new HMHB Commitment-making Guide for the U.N. Food System Summit

28 June 2021: The HMHB Consortium has released a Commitment-making Guide for the U.N. Food System Summit (UNFSS) to aid the development of, and advocacy for, commitments and actions on women nutrition. The Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Year of Action is a historic opportunity for governments, donors, the private sector, and civil society to step […]

Health Talk for the Food Systems Summit on Women Nutrition

8 June 2021 – As a part of the Health Talks for the Food Systems Summit, the Micronutrient Forum (MNF) and the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) Consortium organized a session on Women Nutrition: Resilience and Recovery on the Road to 2030 on 8 June 2021 at 5.30-6.30 pm IST, 2-3 pm CET, 8-9 am […]

Halal-certified Version of UNIMMAP MMS Launched

11 May 2021 – For nearly 20 years, our partners at Kirk Humanitarian have been committed to improving maternal and infant nutrition worldwide. Today, they announce the availability of a halal-certified UNIMMAP MMS (United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Antenatal Preparation Multiple Micronutrient Supplements). UNIMMAP is an established multiple micronutrient formulation for pregnant women containing 15 […]

Announcing: The First Ever HMHB Newsletter!

30 April 2021 – As efforts in the U.N. Year of Action on Nutrition gain energy and momentum, we, the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) Consortium are thrilled to share our first newsletter this month. The newsletter will be circulated among HMHB members and subscribers every few months to update them on the activities of […]

Support for MMS in WHO’s Latest Essential Medicines List

22 April 2021 –  Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation (MMS) is a proven, cost-effective and safe intervention to improve maternal and child health, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). However, it is not available and accessible to women who need it the most. This is largely due to challenges in the supply chain, additional costs incurred […]

New HMHB Commitment Guide for N4G focuses on maternal nutrition and MMS

13 April 2021 – In December 2021, the spotlight will be on the Olympics in Tokyo – and under the auspices of the Olympic Games, the Nutrition For Growth Summit (N4G) will take place. This high-level event, hosted by the Government of Japan, will celebrate the N4G commitments made throughout the year and announce final […]

Announcing Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies: New consortium will harness action to improve maternal nutrition

MARCH 10, 2021 – On a global webinar today, the Micronutrient Forum and its partners announced the launch of the new Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium (HMHB).

The Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress recommends MMS scale up

MARCH 8, 2021 – As part of The Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress released today, Series authors highlighted new evidence that strongly supports the scale-up of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) for preventing adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and improving maternal health.

MMS-TAG Releases Interim Country-level Decision-making Guidance for Introducing MMS for Pregnant Women

DECEMBER 2020 – The Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation Technical Advisory Group (MMS-TAG) has issued new guidance that will support country-level decision making for introducing MMS for pregnant women.

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