Exposing the #hiddencrisis, one tweet at a time

Tomorrow, Save the Children will host a worldwide Twitter chat on malnutrition. The chat will allow users to ask questions, offer answers and get talking about this #hiddencrisis. Once you log into your Twitter account from this website, you’ll be able to tweet your comments to the guest hosts and your fellow participants.

Photo credit: Save the Children
Experts from various backgrounds in the international development community will trade off hosting the chat, so be sure to drop in to hear their different takes on the problem. The chat is 12 hours long, so unless you’re a dedicated night owl, you probably won’t be awake for all of it — but the joy of social media is that you can join the conversation whenever works for you!

Check out the full schedule and these highlights for more info:

8:30 a.m. EST: Carole Presern, director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (@PMNCH), will give us the scoop on the latest nutrition news from Geneva.

10:00 a.m. EST: Liz Mason, director of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and Franesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development, both from the World Health Organization (@WHO), will be online to answer your questions on whatneeds to be done.

11:00 a.m. EST: Dr. Stanley Zlotkin (@Stantheironman), inventor of micronutrient sprinkles, will talk about solutions to the #hiddencrisis.

11:30 a.m. EST: The Million Moms Challenge (@AMillionMoms) and the United Nations Foundation (@UNfoundation) will co-host a session on campaigns for women and children’s health.

Once the sun rises, we’ll be following along, too, so check out @ONEcampaign for our tweets. We’ll be asking questions like this:

  • Q for @Savethechildren’s #hiddencrisis chat: How can kids get access to #goodfood?
  • Q for @Savethechildren’s #hiddencrisis chat: How can families w/ farms grow #goodfood to end #malnutrition?
  • Q for @Savethechildren’s #hiddencrisis chat: What’s needed to give families a diet w/ #goodfood so they don’t succumb to this #malnutrition?

Looking forward to seeing you there!