Disabilities

Nutrition

UNICEF Image: Myanmar, 2012A woman spoon-feeds a bowl of rice porridge fortified with a multiple micronutrient powder (MNP) to her child, who has a disability, at a UNICEF-supported Mothers’ Circle project site in Naungkalar Village in Thaton
© UNICEF/NYHQ2012-2081/Adam Dean

The Task Force on Nutrition has been working since the 2012 Forum to ensure disability is increasingly acknowledged within the global nutrition agenda and to influence the post-2015 agenda. It is led by UNICEF. A background note was developed with support from Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre outlining the key linkages and considerations with regards to nutrition and children with disabilities.

The task force plans the following activities through September 2013:

  1. Develop a mapping of existing nutrition and disability initiatives around the world, identifying who the actors are, what they are doing, and how they are reaching children with disabilities.  This activity is led by Handicap International and GlobalPartnersUnited with support from UNICEF and all the technical partners in the working group.
  2. Collate all relevant evidence and technical content in order to underscore the importance of disability and nutrition, and actions needed sector-wide.

This will be incorporated into an expanded advocacy document to emphasize the importance of addressing disability in mainstream nutrition initiatives (e.g. SUN, REACH, A Promise Renewed), and to influence the High Level Meeting on Disability and Development and the post-2015 agenda. This activity is led by Leonard Cheshire International with support from UNICEF and all the technical partners in the working group.

Documents:

For more information on the task force email: gpcwd@unicef.org


Photo Caption: Myanmar 2012, A woman spoon-feeds a bowl of rice porridge fortified with a multiple micronutrient powder (MNP) to her child, who has a disability, at a UNICEF-supported Mothers’ Circle project site in Naungkalar Village in Thaton


 

 

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