SPRING led the 2014 USAID Nutrition-GLEE (Global Learning and Evidence Exchange), which was held on December 13, 2014 following the USAID State of the Art (SOTA) Technical Training and Health Managers’ Workshop (HMW) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Nut-GLEE updated health managers from South-East and South Asia, Afghanistan/Pakistan, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia on USAID’s new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. It included implications for integrating nutrition within health programs and collaborating to achieve nutrition and health results across sectors. The current state of evidence on nutrition was highlighted with an emphasis on practical implementation strategies and case examples.
The countries represented in the Health SOTA and the Nut-GLEE account for nearly 70 percent of the world’s stunted children. An understanding of the state of evidence, global strategies, and USAID priorities for tackling undernutrition and its consequences is essential to achieving the goals of promoting child growth, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and alleviating extreme poverty.
The Objectives of the Asia Nut-GLEE were to:
- Provide technical updates on topics related to nutrition, sharing effective multi-sectoral strategies that support reductions in undernutrition and in maternal, infant, and child mortality.
- Guide mission staff through USAID’s Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025) and approaches for its implementation, especially through integration of nutrition into health programming.
- Share case examples from USAID programs on integrating and amplifying results for nutrition.
Participant Guide (PDF, 448 KB)
Conference Materials and Presentations
|Introduction to the Nutrition Global Learning & Evidence Exchange|
|Nutrition Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (PDF, 1.6 MB)|
| Kathleen Kurz, Facilitator|
Carolyn Hart, SPRING
Kelly Stewart, USAID/Washington
|Keynote – Evidence for Multi-Sectoral Effects of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition|
|Keynote – Evidence for Multi-Sectoral Effects of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (PDF, 1.8 MB)||Pattanee Winichagoon, Mahidol University|
|USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025) and Implementation Plans|
|USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025) and Implementation Plans (PDF, 539 KB)|| Kellie Stewart, USAID/Washington|
|Approaches for Achieving Integrated Programming and Nutrition Results|
|Improving Nutritional Outcomes: Afghanistan/Central Asia Regional Food Fortification Initiative (PDF, 1.4 MB)|
Maternal, Infant and Child Feeding (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Nemat Hajeebhoy, Alive & Thrive
Omar Dary, USAID/Washington
Khadijat Mojidi, USAID/CAR
Marie-Eve Hammink, USAID/Afghanistan
|Approaches for Sustaining the Integrated Nutrition Efforts|
|Community Based Responses to Nutrition (PDF, 1.1 MB)|
Creating an Enabling Environment for Country Ownership (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Chessa Lutter, PAHO
Sandra Remancus, FANTA
Anu Narayan, SPRING
Sopheanarith Sek, USAID/Cambodia
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Environmental Enteropathy, Nutrition, and Early Child Development: Making the Links. Francis M. Ngure, Brianna M. Reid, Jean H. Humphrey, Mduduzi N. Mbuya, Gretel Pelto, and Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, 2014.
FANTA Nutrition Briefs. C. Chapparo, L. Oot, and K. Sethuraman, April 2014.
- Overview of the Nutrition Situation in Seven Countries in Southeast Asia. (PDF, 2.0 MB)
- Overview of the Nutrition Situation in Four Countries in South and Central Asia. (PDF, 1.83 MB)
- Countries Nutrition Briefs for