MNI - Fight Against Malnutrition
Fresenius Kabi is pleased to announce the annual €30,000 grant for the most innovative national initiative to fight malnutrition, sponsored by MNI. The grant will be made payable through the national PEN society endorsing the initiative. The winner of the grant will be announced during the Malnutrition Event at the ESPEN 2013 Congress in Leipzig in September 2013. For more details, please take a look at the attachment.
Winning teams of past years
The winner of the MNI grant 2012 for the best local initiative to fight against malnutrition is the Greek Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (GRESPEN), represented by Prof. D. Kouvelas and Dr. M. Chourdakis. The Greek submission has been selected by representatives from both the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and MNI from five submissions.
Please follow the link below to read more about the Greek initiative:
Winning teams in the years 2008 to 2011:
2011: SENPE - Spain
2010: NESPEN - The Netherlands
2009: DSKE - Denmark
2008: BAPEN - UK
To read more: http://www.espen.org/
See: "Malnutrition - Fight Against Malnutrition"
Submissions of the competing teams in the years 2008 to 2012
Comprehensive Dossier "Oral Nutritional Supplements to Tackle Malnutrition" Available Now
Malnutrition, specifically under-nutrition which is typically associated with disease, continues to impair the lives of thousands of people around the globe. In response to this issue, the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) has compiled a Dossier and Summary Booklet giving the latest information relating to malnutrition as a health concern in various settings and the positive role that Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) can play in the fight against it. Fresenius Kabi as a member company of MNI invites you to take a close look at the documents prepared:
- A Summary Booklet, comprising the key findings of the dossier, enriched with statements of key opinion leaders contributing to the fight against malnutrition
- The comprehensive Dossier, focussing on:
- the prevalence, causes and consequences of malnutrition and its economic implications
- the beneficial role of ONS in the fight against malnutrition, resulting in improved mortality and complication rates and reduced rates of readmission
- a collation of guidelines and good practice examples demonstrating the effective use of ONS in the fight against malnutrition
Find out more about the Dossier and the Summary Booklet at:
MNI: Press Releases to the Media
On Friday, 14 September 2012, MNI issued two press releases to European media. Please find below both releases as well as a document summarizing facts and figures on malnutrition and the beneficial role of ONS in tackling malnutrition.
Calls for action on a European level
The short film (6.30 min.) “Malnutrition – Another Weight Problem” draws attention to the under-recognized problem of malnutrition arguing that it should have a far more prominent role on the public health agenda.
Involving renowned international experts and patient case studies, the film highlights the scale and health implications of the problem, as well as the importance of screening for malnutrition. As the film makes clear, specialized nutrition can not only combat malnutrition, it can also mitigate its resource use and costs to healthcare systems associated with managing patients with malnutrition. Above all, concerted action of healthcare professionals, politicians and patients/caregivers is required to decrease the prevalence of malnutrition and its impact.
To watch the MNI film please see the official MNI homepage.
The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is the international trade association representing companies providing products and services that support patient management and rehabilitation through specialized nutritional solutions.
What are the key targets of MNI?
MNI aims to support the translation of clinical nutrition research into standard practice based on collaboration with healthcare professionals, dedicated societies, and regulatory authorities to improve the health of patients.
One of MNI’s key objectives is to contribute to the “Fight Against Malnutrition” initiative and to encourage the introduction of routine screening, assessment and subsequent nutrition support.
Fresenius Kabi is a member of MNI.
To read more about MNI, please follow the link below: