Call for papers: Fighting malnutrition efficiently- Best practices and ways forward
Publisher/Organizer: Copenhagen Consensus Center and Gumlink
Deadline: 1 August 2009
"Malnutrition among children remains a great challenge in low-income and middle-income countries. The statistics are striking: Maternal and child malnutrition is the underlying cause of 3.5 million annual deaths, and accounts for 35% of the disease burden among children aged under five-years. The largest enduring diseases caused by the lack of micronutrients are brought about by an inadequate intake of vitamin A and Zinc. Low-cost, high-efficiency solutions exist to this challenge, while new and innovative solutions are in the pipeline.
In order to highlight the best practices and survey newer interventions, the Copenhagen Consensus Center in cooperation with Gumlink will hold two regional conferences, one in Nairobi, Kenya, and one in New York, USA, in November 2009.
A miminum of five papers will be elected for presentations at each of the two meetings. At each meeting, one paper, elected by the participants including NGOs and policy-makers within the field of nutrition, will receive a price of 25,000 DKK (app. 4,300 or 3,300 EUR) sponsored by Gumlink.
Papers should assess costs and benefits of realistic and/or innovative solutions that combat Vitamin A and Zink deficiency, including the related benefit-cost ratios, and explain the approaches that they use, including field experiences and results.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words, including a short scholarly biography, need to be submitted to email@example.com by August 1, 2009.