Dr Rolf Klemm from the A2Z Project and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shared with delegates how the Innocenti Process had informed the agenda and expected outcomes for the Beijing Meeting. For example, he noted that technical sessions were designed around micronutrient programs currently being delivered at scale (e.g., VAS, USI) or in the process of scale up (e.g., zinc treatment for diarrhea, home fortification). Each of these sessions would include a review of the “State of the Art” and related recommendations discussed during the Innocenti Process. Invited speakers also shared case studies to highlight “lessons learned” in overcoming implementation challenges. A further recommendation from Innocenti was to provide guidance on assessing and resolving these challenges, sharing innovations and good practices across interventions and between stake- holders. Dr Klemm emphasized that the Micronutrient Forum Meeting provided an excellent opportunity for information-sharing and building bridges. Although not involved with the Innocenti Meeting, several private-sector leaders were present in Beijing to discuss barriers to public-private collaboration and how these could be overcome.
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