Improving accessibility to food aid research

REFINE - Research Engagement on Food Interventions for Nutritional Effectiveness - is a knowledge-sharing mechanism that aims to improve food aid interventions

Since the global food crisis of 2008, nutrition has gained prominence in the global development agenda. Many countries face a serious public health challenge from undernutrition -  at last estimates, 24% of all children under 5 are stunted and 8% are wasted. The economic losses from low weight, poor child growth, and micronutrient deficiencies amount to 11% of lost GDP in Africa and Asia each year.

Organizations around the world are trying to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations by providing food aid. However, we currently lack evidence on which foods to use and how to deliver them where improvements in nutrition are a defined goal. REFINE supports consensus-building on such topics by collecting ongoing studies and published evidence, and defining what we know and where knowledge gaps still exist. 


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The April 2020 Resource Review includes relevant research since January, with 11 recently published studies and 1 o… https://t.co/4befOpYhXh
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The April 2020 Resource Review includes relevant research since out since January. We’ve got 11 recently published… https://t.co/WzZutj0Vko
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This recently published article looks at the effectiveness of four SNFs on prevention of stunting and wasting in… https://t.co/2Yby6aCsUN
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This RCT hypothesized that a hypoallergenic and an anti-inflammatory therapeutic formula would improve enteropathy… https://t.co/D7xn18Wk51