FORTIMAS: An Approach for Tracking the Population Coverage and Impact of a Flour Fortification Program

A new guide for guide for Fortification Monitoring and Surveillance is available!9 April 2014 // Smarter Futures, a partnership that brings together the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, AkzoNobel, Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), Helen Keller International (HKI) and the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF), has recently published a guide for Fortification Monitoring and Surveillance called FORTIMAS. It can be downloaded here. The primary aim of the guide is to propose a population-level data collection approach to help answer the question, “is the micronutrient status of those who regularly consume sufficient quality fortified flour improving?”.

The importance of participatory citizenship in Europe

article 11 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU underlines the need for “institutions to maintain an open, transparent and regular dialogue with representative associations and civil society”3 April 2014 // Representatives of the European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA) of which IF is a member, met with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

The aim of this meeting was to discuss citizenship participation as a vital aspect for Europe's future. For people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus discrepancies in the accessibility of healthcare services still remain main barriers in executing a fully active and participatory citizenship.


“You can’t study if you’re hungry”: RESULTS launches new report from Parliamentary Delegation to Tanzania

The Problems are BIG, but the opportunities are BIGGERA new report: “You can’t study if you’re hungry” by RESULTS UK, looks at how the Government of Tanzania is addressing challenges related to early childhood development. This short and accessible publication focuses on the impact of undernutrition on the education and learning of children.


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