On 14 March 2012 LCIRAH, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DfID and London International Development Centre (LIDC), convened the 'Building Effective Partnerships for Improved Nutrition' meeting. This high-level meeting was attended by representatives from a number of private sector companies in food manufacturing and retail as well as multilateral and bilateral donors. Firstly, the meeting aimed to build trust among the public and private sectors; and secondly, organised and facilitated by two academic institutions, LIDC and LSHTM, it aimed to introduce a knowledge and evidence base into existing and potential nutrition partnerships.
The meeting resulted from longstanding interest in nutrition at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The School was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to conduct a mapping exercise of European organisations with existing or potential involvement in addressing undernutrition in low and middle income countries. The research was carried out from October 2010 to April 2011 and has resulted in the ‘Nutrition Advocacy Landscape in Europe’ report.
Read more on the LIDC blog - Dr. Alan Dangour of LSHTM and LCIRAH on Tackling Undernutrition - Everyone's Responsibility