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Maternal & child undernutrition remains a major health concern—the last decade saw little progress despite proven interventions & recent gains may be offset by #COVID19. A follow-up #LancetNutrition Series calls for global recommitment.

From 2005-15, nearly 5% of children had concurrent stunting & wasting in LMICs. For maternal nutrition, prevalence of undernutrition ⬇️, but anaemia & short stature remain high.

Read the #LancetNutrition Series: &
Previously highlighted interventions continue to be effective at reducing stunting, micronutrient deficiencies & child death. Delivering nutrition interventions within the #first1000days of life if key.

Read the @LancetChildAdol Review: #LancetNutrition
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#DevelopingBrain from 18 days post conception to early childhood is surreal
#First1000Days = critical for a lifespan of health + wealth of society
Let us marvel at some key facts on Developing Brain (Source: @UNICEF 'Building Better Brains: @TheLancet ) 1/n
The blueprint of the human brain includes 86 billion neurons and around one quadrillion synapses (which enable neural connections), coded in only 10,000 genes (Herculano–Houzel, 2009)
During the first years of life, neurons form new connections at an astounding rate of 700 to 1,000 per second (Shonkoff, 2009). Not even a viral tweet from the Oscars moves that quickly
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Up, out and ready for #CPHVA19. There will be tweets. Join in. It’ll be fun! @Unite_CPHVA @UniteinHealth
The calm before the storm. At least it’s dry in here. We’ve got definite Yorkshire drizzle this morning in Harrogate @Unite_CPHVA #CPHVA19
The doors aren’t open yet but we’re busy getting ready for #CPHVA19 delegates. Lots of opportunities to catch up with old friends and new over the next two days @Unite_CPHVA @saffie @UniteinHealth
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Full house at the next #ECDDialogue2019 hosted by @NelsonMandela Foundation. The topic "Where does pre-grade R belong" is an important one, and will be addressed by @DBE_SA, @StatsSA as well as Dr Tshepo Motsepe, our first lady. @PresidencyZA #ECD #earlyyears
Dr Tshepo Motsepe speaks about #first1000days now, saying this stage of children's lives offer us opportunity to nuture and protect them, which is why as a nation we need to do all we can to create systems that are integrated. Now giving us successes in SA #ECD #ECDDialogue2019
@Samuels2312 is up now to explain further on behalf of @DBE_SA and @The_DSD about the function migration. She makes the point that #ECD programmes is included in the President's statement at the #SONA ie non-centre based ECD programmes.
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