Micronutrients in emergencies: how can we prevent an increase in hidden hunger?

Micronutrients in emergencies: how can we prevent an increase in hidden hunger?


The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming our world. We are seeing rapid changes in areas such as health care delivery, food security, agriculture, and international aid prioritization. In addition to the immediate impact to health and society, the COVID-19 pandemic may result in significant short- and long-term disruptions to food systems, resulting in decreased availability of nutritious foods, and a rise in the global prevalence of all forms of malnutrition, including micronutrient malnutrition.

Micronutrient deficiencies can easily develop, or be exacerbated, during such an emergency. Previous emergencies must inform how we meet the micronutrient needs of affected people.

The Micronutrient Forum and IFPRI invite you to join us and expert speakers for a seminar about micronutrients and pandemic emergencies.

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