Panel 4: Next steps: how drivers of persistent malnutrition shape the response

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00


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Technical series on the conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands

Childhood wasting is an increasing global public health problem and studies have shown that emergency rates of global acute malnutrition persist in the longer-term in some dryland contexts—even in the absence of an obvious emergency and despite ongoing packages of essential nutrition interventions. FAO and Tufts are co-hosting this technical series to review the basic drivers of malnutrition in Africa’s drylands and discuss an adapted conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands. This panel will present the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting and stress the urgency of developing radically improved approaches for addressing persistent acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands, shaped by a new understanding of the basic more systemic drivers of malnutrition. This panel will demonstrate the complementarities and linkages between stakeholder responses, working across systems and disciplines and connecting institutions from the community level upwards in order to meet the nutritional needs of women and children. This is the final of four events of the Online Technical Series on the Conceptual Framework for Addressing Acute Malnutrition in Africa’s Drylands. Visit the series website ( for background on the series, welcome videos, details about each panel, and opportunities to get involved. We encourage you to attend all of the events in the series. You must register for each event separately. The events will be in English with simultaneous translation to French. This panel will take place on November 12 at 8:30AM EST, 2:30PM CET, 4:30PM EAT Register here (


  • Patrizia Fracassi, FAO
  • Saul Guerrero, UNICEF
  • Nicolas Joannic, WFP
  • Zita Weise-Prinzo, WHO
  • Helen Young, Tufts University