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  • On 14 July 2015, $130 mllion in new funding was announced by the Government of Canada for the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) to reach the world’smost vulnerable women and children with critical nutrition interventions. MI recognises that malnutrition remains one of the most persistent global challenges, limiting human potential, undermining the development progress of more…

  • In July 2015, a new video was released through Secure Nutrition, a World Bank Knowledge Platform, to showcase nutrition budgeting work that has been takingplace since 2013. The USAID funded global nutrition project, Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), has been working with country partners to provide the first comprehensive estimates of budgeted nutrition funding…

  • On 22 July 2015, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition announced the appointment of Tom Arnold as a new Panel Member. TomArnold joins the Global Panel to replace Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) who had made a valuable contribution to the Panel for the past…

  • From 13th – 16th July 2015, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference was the first ofthree crucial events this year with the potential to set the world on a path towards a prosperous and sustainable future. It’s outcome has provided a strong foundation for countries to finance…

  • On 15th July 2015, Ethiopia declared to end child malnutrition by 2030 with the launch of their Seqota Declaration. The launch was announced by Ethiopia’sMinister of Health, Kesete Admasu, during a side event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The Seqota Declaration reflects the strong commitment that the Government of Ethiopia has…

  • On 15th May 2015, the Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition (CSO-SUN) organised the 2015 Global Day of Action (GDA) at Kasuba Pimary School inSamfya District of Luapula Province, Zambia. The GDA was officiated by Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Borniface Chibwali together with the host Senior Chief Mwansakombe. Over 600 people participated in the event including Government…

  • On 4th July 2015, a new analysis was published in The Lancet entitled “Keeping score: fostering accountability for children’s lives”. The analysis reveals that morethan 34 million children’s lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programmes. In the poorest countries, such as Tanzania and Haiti, the analysis calculates the…

  • Until 31st July 2015, the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN forum) is running an online discussion about Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building. This online discussionwas organised in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies to better understand the links between food security, gender equality and violent conflicts, and subsequent peace-building processes. Organisers of the forum…

  • On 14th July 2015, the event “Financing Growth: Mobilizing Leadership and Investment in Nutrition” was held in the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development(FfD3) to build the investment case for nutrition. New estimates shared by the World Bank reveal that an additional $8.50 per child under 5 is needed to meet the global stunting targets, covering…

  • On 13th July 2015, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, formally launched the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child. Global health leaders werejoined by representatives of the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States for the high level event. Speakers highlighted the $12 billion in domestic, international, private…