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  •   On 4 August 2016,  on behalf of the Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI-CSP), FOCUS 1000 and Action Contre la Faim (ACF)led a one day workshop on tracking Sierra Leone’s commitments and investments in nutrition. The event was held in recognition of a meeting being held on the same day in Brazil, as a…

  • In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week 2016, various activities and events were carried out in Laos to highlight the importance of adequate nutrition for women andchildren, especially breastfeeding, with the public and government audiences. In Lao PDR, only 40 percent of babies receive this important source of nourishment to start their lives. Formula use in Lao…

  • On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2016, Niger acting Minister of Health, Mr Magagi Laouan (who is also the current Minister for Humanitarian Affairsand Disaster Management) delivered a strong statement of support for the Week which stressed the many benefits and steps needed to ensure that more girls and boys get breastfed. His opinion…

  • On 1 August 2016, as part of World Breastfeeding Week, the Health and Family Planning Minister of Bangladesh, Mr Mohammad Nasim, has shown his supportby stressing the importance of breastfeeding at the inaugural ceremony for World Breastfeeding Week held in Dhaka. “There is no alternative to breastfeeding for the normal growth of infants as [breastmilk]…

  • On 5 August 2016, a provincial consultation on the implementation of the Punjab multi-sectoral nutrition strategy was held. Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA,Pak)organised the event in collaboration with the Provincial SUN Unit and Micronutrient Initiative Pakistan. Despite its significant contribution to Pakistan’s annual food grain production, Punjab Province faces considerable food insecurity,…

  • Ambarka is the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) knowledge management specialist in West and Central Africa. He is based in Dakar, Senegal. He has years ofexperience with roles in governmental and civil society authorities in Niger. According to International Land Coalition, advocacy is “the strategic use of information to influence a policy, […] which affects…

  • The nutrition Champions play a dominant role in Scaling Up Nutrition in the SUN countries. This was one of the points arising from the twenty-thirdround of SUN country teleconferences. This round, which brought together all of the SUN countries in groups of four to five countries f

  • On 2 August 2016, the new report titled, “The Cost of Hunger in Africa: the Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition on Ghana’s Long-TermDevelopment (COHA)“ was launched in Ghana under the auspices of the National Development Planning Commission. According to the report, the economy of Ghana has been losing $2.6 billion annually – or 6.4 per…

  • On 12 August 2016, International Youth Day was commemorated around the world under the theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumptionand Production”. The theme brought attention to the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production. An official commemoration organised by the…

  • On 27 July 2016, government and development partners held the first national nutrition forum in Tajikistan titled, “Nutrition is key for Sustainable Development“. The twoday event saw a renewal of commitments to eradicate malnutrition among children in Tajikistan through a multi-sectoral approach. The event brough together around one hundred local and international representatives from research institutions,…