COVID-19 has disrupted health systems, nutrition services, and food systems around the world, including South Asia. Research-based evidence and programmatic experiences are essential to support stakeholders to restore services and re-orient programs and policies to support better nutrition outcomes.
We, a consortium of co-hosts from around South Asia, are pleased to announce a virtual conference on ‘Delivering for Nutrition (D4N) in South Asia: Implementation Research in the Context of COVID-19’ on December 1-2, 2021. D4N 2021 aims to bring together evidence that can inform and support policy and program initiatives in South Asia to prioritize and improve maternal and child nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
With this overarching purpose, the key objectives are to:
- Share evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child nutrition
- Highlight adaptations to support implementation of health and nutrition interventions and social safety net programs
- Identify lessons learned from implementing programs to support maternal and child nutrition during the pandemic
We are inviting abstracts on research studies and implementation experiences, explicitly focused on COVID-19, and related to:
- Implementation, coverage, and quality of maternal and child health and nutrition interventions/programs
- Implementation, coverage and quality of social safety net programs
- Impacts on infant and young child feeding practices, diet quality, food security, nutritional status or other outcomes
- Other relevant implementation or research on nutrition and COVID-19
How to join
Conference hashtag: #D4N2021