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Micronutrient Forum Global Conference
October 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Micronutrient Forum Global Conference will take place in Cancun, Mexico, 24-28 October 2016. It is being held at the Cancun International Convention Center
The Micronutrient Forum Global Conference is designed to build on the success of the 2014 meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia marked the revival and revitalization of the MN Forum and brought together 1000 participants from 65 countries, providing them with a wealth of knowledge and insight into the science and delivery of micronutrients by 244 speakers in 80 sessions.
The 2016 Conference marks the Forum’s first visit to Latin America. Mexico was the chosen location in recognition of its achievements in addressing micronutrient deficiencies at the population level, and because of its commitment to the design and implementation of evidence-based public health policies and programs.
While maintaining the broad interest in all aspects of micronutrients, the theme for the 2016 Conference will highlight the importance of placing women’s nutrition at the center of sustainable development.
Women are both a prime focus of nutrition interventions and key partners in the delivery of programs – for children, families and communities. The health and well-being of women and girls are, consequently, critical to achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The time has come to better understand the burden, the context and the most innovative and effective solutions to improve policy, and the design and delivery of programs, for the increased equity, survival, health and well-being of women and girls.
There is much to learn and share by bridging scientific discovery and program delivery across multiple sectors, and the Micronutrient Forum provides a space where different disciplines and interested stakeholders come together to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices.
The Global Conference is organized around four linked tracks:
Track 1 focuses on measuring and interpreting information on micronutrient status.
Track 2 looks at the effects of micronutrient interventions on indicators and functional outcomes.
Track 3 is centered in scaling up micronutrient interventions in vulnerable populations, i.e., bridging the gaps between evidence and implementation.
Track 4 addresses the issues around transforming the enabling environment to forge a future for micronutrients. Together, these four tracks aggregate the most recent evidence while identifying evidence gaps. They also advocate for collaboration, commitments and investments that will support effective programs to address the micronutrient needs of vulnerable populations around the globe.
Coming to the Global Conference? Here’s everything you need to know.