November 17, 2016 – Under a project supported by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the LiST team has conducted an extensive update of all aspects of the LiST model linked to nutrition interventions and outcomes. The objectives of this project were to make the LiST software more useful for researchers, program planners, and policy makers in the nutrition sector.
As a part of this project, the LiST team recently conducted three workshops in Dubai, UAE (for participants from across South Asia); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (for participants from across Anglophone Africa); and Dakar, Senegal (for participants from across Francophone Africa). Those taking part included government staff from Ministries of Health and National Nutrition Offices; representatives of multilaterial organizations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme (WFP); NGOs such as Hellen Keller International, Power of Nutrition, Save the Children, and Action Against Hunger; international nutrition movements and programs such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) secretariat, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and SPRING; and academic institutions such as the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Public Health Foundation of India, and Makarere University in Uganda.
Through lectures and hands-on practice sessions, the workshops focused on recent updates to the model that are intended to use the most up-to-date scientific research and improve usability for estimation of nutrition programs and outcomes. These include in particular the ability to create projections related to the World Health Assembly 2025 targets for nutrition related to stunting, wasting, exclusive breastfeeding, maternal anemia, and birth outcomes.
These updates to the LiST model will be shared with the wider LiST user audience through a public software release and online webinar session, both planned for December 2016. Please join our mailing list to receive updates.
Workshop group in Dakar
Workshop group in Dubai