Events - 2022

What is happening on the Action Against Stunting Day?

Much like last year, we have a series of activities planned in our partner countries of India, Indonesia, and Senegal to raise awareness about stunting and share our commitment to research an issue that affects over 149 million children worldwide.

In the UK, we are holding our first hybrid meeting at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to convene key changemakers in the field of nutrition to discuss how we can tackle child stunting and transform nutrition. The keynote speakers can be found here.

Watch the recording!

Action Against Stunting Day 2022 - Recording

The agenda for the day can be downloaded here: Action Against Stunting Day 2022 Programme

What is happening around the world?

In Senegal, our team will be hosting a range of events. Between the 2 and 8 September, there will be: 

  • Caravans in the Boulèl, Gniby, Kathiotte, Nganda, Centre de Santé, Diamaguene, and Kaffrine 2 areas promoting the importance of the Hub’s work
  • Several interactive programs on community radio stations on the importance of the project and the difficulties encountered

Between 6 and 8 of September, Professor Babacar Faye who leads the Senegal branch of the hub will be conducting a TV interview at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) on September 8. He will aim to give more information about stunting, and share what the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting is doing to tackle the problem.

In India, our partners at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG) and National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) have arranged for a full day activities. Please see the attached document for a full list of activities:

Action Against Stunting Day Celebrations

Stunting referring to being short for one’s age affects millions of children worldwide. We, at Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar and partners across the globe invite you to be a part of “Action Against Stunting Day” to create awareness regarding stunting.

Day: Thursday Sr. No.:

Activity Time
1 Display of Posters 9:00 AM onwards
2 Skit 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3 Display of Videos by students 12:30 to 1 PM
4 Lunch Break 1:00 to 2:00 PM
5 Chai pe Charcha (Debate competition) 2:00 to 3:00 PM
6 Valedictory 3:00 to 3:30 PM
7 Watch Party (with partners across globe)

3:30 to 5:00 PM

In Indonesia, the team has organized two events: at national level and local level. The national event is webinar on Early Life Exposure and Stunting: Opportunities and Challenges featuring the role of nutrition, gut microbiota, and epigenetics in stunting.

The local event will include various competitions on 1-week menu planning for complementary feeding, poster and video with the theme “We Fight Against Stunting”. The local event is organized in collaboration with Faculty of Medicine Universitas Mataram and Government of West Nusa Tenggara Province.  Have a look below and get involved!