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  • On 21st April 2015, a meeting was held between the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to firm up actionsneeded to boost food and nutrition security in SADC countries through a regional knowledge platform. Participants discussed how the regional knowledge platform will foster a multi-sectoral approach in information and knowledge sharing among countries…

  • In May 2015, Save the Children released the 16th annual State of the World’s Mothers report. The report evaluates the devastating health disparities between the rich andpoor living in major cities around the world and also assesses the well-being of mothers and children in 179 countries. Leading the list of capitals where babies are most likely to…

  • On 13 May 2015, and inter-provincial meeting was held in Islamabad to present the new National Vision for Coordinated Priority Actions to Address Challenges ofReproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition in Pakistan. Minister for National Health Services, Saira Afzal Tarar, presented the vision and reiterated the commitment that mother and child safety through…

  • On 15th May 2015, an Academia and Research Network launched to help combat the issue of malnutrition in Pakistan. The Planning Commission of Pakistan jointlyorganised the seminar titled ‘Establishment of SUN Academia and Research Network’ with funding and support from the Micronutrient Initiative (MI). Participants at the event included Vice chancellors, senior faculty members…

  • In April 2015, the World Bank supported efforts in Indonesia by releasing a video that helps to explain the complex double burden of malnutrition facedby the Asian nation. The short animated video explains the impact of stunting and the impact it can have later in life, including obesity. It also highlights the economic consequences…

  • On 19th May 2015, a webinar was held by Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) on Planning and Tracking Multi-Sectoral Investments for Improved Nutrition. Thewebinar is part of the SPRING Better Data for Nutrition webinar series which draws on SPRING’s team of nutrition, agriculture, and behavior change experts who share and discuss tools that help…

  • On April 28th 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a new video to showcase the valuable role that a health worker has inbuilding stronger communities. In the video, a health worker from a small Ethiopian village shares how crucial it is to educate communities about nutritious food and the lifelong consequences that…

  • On 13th May 2015, the launch of the Cost of Hunger in Malawi highlighted the overwhelming $600 million loss every year, as a result ofchild undernutrition. The study, which was commissioned by the African Union and supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the World Food programme, confirms the magnitude of…

  • On 13th May 2015, William Chilufya, Coordinator of the Zambia Civil Society Alliance called for an effective nutrition funding mechanism in an interview with thePost Zambia. He said that addressing the problem of malnutrition will help to guarantee a better future for Zambia’s children. He highlighted that nutrition interventions programmes are poorly funded in…

  • On 5th May 2015, the Government of Bangladesh signed a $200 million financing agreement with the World Bank for the Nuton Livelihood Improvement Project toimprovement the livelihoods for five million rural poor.  The project focuses on supporting and enabling access to markets through business partnerships to empower rural communities. The project will mobilize the…