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Empirical evidence linking ASFs to child growth is varied Handful of ASF interventions do find sizeable growth impacts Nutrition-sensitive livestock interventions also sometimes show signs of impact, but typically also use behavioral interventions Observational studies link growth to livestock ownership (East Africa) Historical studies link adult heights to ASF consumption patterns

On May 29, 2020, we have hosted our second webinar on the role of Vitamin D in treating COVID-19 Patients: Current Scientific Evidence. The event included a presentation by Professor Susan J.

EPHI and IFPRI jointly conducted a NIPN Capacity Needs Assessment (NIPN CNA) to identify capacity needs and recommend strategies to strengthen capacities for nutrition monitoring, evaluation, policy research, data and knowledge sharing.

As part of the implementation of the NIPN operational cycle in Ethiopia, a set of priority policy questions were identified in 2019. Responses to most of these policy questions will be based on analysis of existing data, but a rapid literature review will help to refine the policy questions and provide useful information to guide the analysis.

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI)IFPRI, NIPN and the Food Security Portal (FSP) Project co-hosted a webinar on 'COVID-19 and its impacts on childhood malnutrition and nutrition

Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices are critical for optimal child growth and development. Despite some progress, the implementation of IYCF practices is still sub-optimal in Ethiopia. A key component of a strong, synergistic approach for improving the health and nutritional wellbeing of children is the use of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) interventions.

Ethiopia has achieved remarkable success in the reduction of malnutrition in the past decade. However, despite the notable progress, the burden of malnutrition is still high.

As part of the NIPN's policy question formulation (PQF) process, a review of nutrition policy landscape (including policies, strategies, and guidelines) was conducted between January-May 2020. The goal was to document nutrition policy outputs over the last 10 years based on published policy documents. The specific objectives of the review were to identify and describe: 

In 2020, the NIPN team worked on secondary analysis to respond to the policy question identified during the PQF cycle in 2019, namely: "Progress in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) coverage and its contributions to the reduction in stunting and diarrhea".

For the last two decades in Ethiopia, ending malnutrition has been a national government priority. The government of Ethiopia recognizes that high quality and timely data are needed to identify the magnitude of malnutrition and to assess the impact of evidence-based interventions.