The CMAM Forum has been created in response to increasing demand from practitioners and experts in the management of acute malnutrition to centralise on-going efforts worldwide to tackle the problem of acute malnutrition. The aim is to move from a ‘patchwork’ of initiatives to create an umbrella which brings different groups, initiatives and resources together, to facilitate progress in a coherent manner.
Our ultimate goal is to support the scale-up of quality services for the management of acute malnutrition, through the collation of existing technical guidance, evidence and learning from the wider nutrition and health community.
The CMAM Forum is aimed at a broad range of users including representatives from: national government health ministries and Nutrition departments, United Nations agencies (Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Systems Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN), World Food Programme (WFP), and World Health Organization (WHO)), Inter Agency Standing Committee Global Nutrition Cluster (IASC GNC) members, technical bodies, academic, training and research institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations (CSOs), donors and independent technical persons. Click here to see more details about membership of the forum.
The CMAM Forum Steering Committee directs and supports the work of the forum, in collaboration with the facilitators. It assists in the selection / prioritisation of topics for Technical Briefs in the validation of documents released by the forum, in seeking funding for the work of the forum from potential donors.
The Steering Committee is made up of named representatives from key institutions / organisations involved in the management of acute malnutrition. The following organisations are currently represented on the committee:
Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance II and III (FANTA)
Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC)
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)
International Malnutrition Taskforce (IMTF)
Ministry of Health, Bolivia
Ministry of Health, Nutrition Division, Malawi
Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation, Kenya
Save the Children UK (SCUK)
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Systems Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)
Valid International (VI)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Steering Committee membership is reviewed on an annual basis. Maximum 20 places: nominated.
Phase One (ending December 2012) was funded by ACF and UNICEF Nutrition in Emergencies division. Contributions have also been provided by Concern Worldwide and ENN.
Phase Two (starting January 2013) is funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) and UNICEF.
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