- Establish three regional networks (south and southeast Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America) to coordinate technical expertise and develop capacity-building partnerships
- Raise the profile of malnutrition among health policy makers and donor agencies and advocate for increased recognition of its importance in child survival
- Work with partners to build capacity to prevent and treat malnutrition, especially in countries with high child mortality
- Advocate for inclusion of malnutrition in medical and nursing curricula and for the WHO case-management guidelines to be implemented in all paediatric wards where severe malnutrition is found
- Encourage health workers to undertake operational research to monitor and improve their performance and provide data for advocacy action
- raise resources
- publish and disseminate the findings and experiences.
IUNS Representative: Professor Andrew Prentice