The Program

November 9th, 2016

8:45 - 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00 - 9:10


Thomas Ribémont, President of ACF France

MORNING SESSIONS: Methodological challenges in operational research

9:10 - 9:30


Yves-Martin Prevel, Institute of Research for Development (IRD)

9:30 - 10:15

Session 1: Multi sectorial approaches

A.Tonguet - Action contre la Faim (ACF) : Mam’OUT project (Burkina Faso): Effects of multiannual unconditional and seasonal cash transfers on young children’s nutritional status and morbidity (a cluster randomised controlled trial). B. Fenn - Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN): REFANI project (Pakistan, Dadu): Understanding the role of cash and fresh food vouchers in preventing increases in undernutrition during the lean season.

10:15 - 11:30

Session 2: anthropometric measurement - Moderator : H. Delisle

N. Connell - Save the Children (SC) : Risk factors for severe acute malnutrition in infants < 6 months old in semi-urban Bangladesh: a prospective cohort study to inform future. I.Olofin - GroundWork: Association of MUAC (Mid Upper Arm Circumference) deficits with mortality in children 6-59 months old: a pooled analysis of three prospective community-based cohorts.

11:30 - 11:45

Tea and Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:00

Debate: methodological challenges in the implementation of uptake of research in humanitarian settings

K. Golden (Concern), T. Williams (SPRING), V. Sibson (University College London-UCL), M. Ait-Aissa (ACF). Debate with the audience


14:00 - 14:15


V. Ridde - Université de Montréal

14:15 - 15:15

Session 3: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Research projects - Moderator : C. Robert, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

M. Altmann, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) : OUADINUT study (Chad): Benefits of a household WASH package to Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program. A. Marshak, TUFTS University : Acute malnutrition, livestock and hygiene practices around the water chain in Eastern Chad. S. A. Shah, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) : Effectiveness of safe drinking water improvement in community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in Dadu, Pakistan.

15:15 - 16:15

Session 4: Service delivery models - Moderator : A.D. Israel

L. Huybregts, International Food Policy research Institute (IFPRI) : PROMIS project (Mali, Burkina Faso): integrating the prevention of child undernutrition into community-based management of acute malnutrition programs using community and facility based delivery platforms P. Charle, Action Against Hunger Spain : C-Project, Mali : comment inclure la nutrition dans la prise en charge intégrée des maladies de l’enfant au niveau communautaire. B.Cichon, Alliance For International Medical Assistance (ALIMA) : Children with moderate acute malnutrition have inflammation not explained by maternal reports of illness and clinical symptoms: a cross-sectional study in Burkina Faso

16:15 - 16:30

Tea and Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30

Debate: Which ingredients for the uptake of research? - Chair: V. Ridde, Université de Montréal

Discussion with representatives from NGOs and donors and Debate with the audience

17:30 - 17:45

Presentation of No wasted Lives initiative


17:45 - 18:00


S. Breysse, Action contre la Faim