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  • In August 2015, new statistics were reported by Peru, announcing that chronic child malnutrition has halved in seven years. The new figures from the National StatisticsInstitute show that in the first half of 2015, 14.4% of children under five suffer from chronic child malnutrition vs 29% seven years ago. “This reduction is significant because, after…

  • In September 2015, the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) released their 50th edition of Field Exchange. In addition to field articles, research, evaluations, news, views andletters, the 50th edition features guest editorials from Helen Young, Lola Gostelow & Lawrence Haddad and includes a special section on Nigeria’s story of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)…

  • From 27 to 31 July 2015, the 20th meeting of the SUN Country Network was held across 11 two-hour sessions by telephone and video conference.194 participants from 41 SUN Countries joined the calls in English, French and Spanish. The thematic discussion was on “Development of the updated SUN Movement Strategy 2016-2020″ and SUN Countries provided…

  • On 25 August 2015, an event titled “Swasth Bharat Sashakt Bharat – Business Models for Securing Nutritional Outcomes”, was held in New Dehli, India. Theevent was organised by the CII Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (FACE) in partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and reviewed the need for convergence and…

  • IAEA Inter-Regional Project ‘Contributing to the evidence base to improve stunting reduction programmes’ Throughout 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is preparing a newinter-regional project on ‘Contributing to the evidence base to improve stunting reduction programmes’ covering Africa, Asia and Latin America. Stunting is caused by multiple factors ranging from household food insecurity…

  • As of August 2015, 51 of the 55 SUN Countries have nominated SUN Government Focal Points who are responsible for ensuring that the country’s effortsengage the whole of government and for coordinating external support. In some countries, the SUN Government Focal Point is supported by a facilitator from a development partner with technical expertise…

  • On 20 August 2015, Graça Machel, an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights, Founder and Chair of the Graca Machel Trust and South Africa’sformer first lady, made a two day visit to accelerate efforts to improve nutrition in Malawi. Her visit was to inspire others and advocate for nutrition at a nutrition champion building…

  • On 19 August 2015, a two day workshop was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on the topic “Engaging Market Women to Promote Nutrition, Immunization andMaintaining Zero Ebola Case”. The workshop was organised by the Children Advocacy Forum Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Market Women’s Association and with support from FOCUS 1000….

  • On 17 August 2015, UNICEF organised a media conference in Kano, northwest Nigeria, on child malnutrition and community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). The eventrepresented an opportunity to review progress made in Nigeria’s health sector and highlight the challenges that remain. It was also an occasion to recognise overcoming Ebola and one year without a…

  • On 6 August 2015, AidData shared a podcast about tracking nutrition aid and how the same method could be applied to womens empowerment. The 13 minutepodcast was the sixth episode of a “Deeper than data” summer podcast series by AidData. AidData is a research and innovation lab that seeks to improve development outcomes by making…