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Tisu Zimpita, SUN Nutrition Champion: “To boost global nutrition, give local advocates more tools”

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Article written by Andrew Green, originally published in Malnutrition Deeply Tisungeni Zimpita led one of the first national-level efforts to coordinate organizations to focus on nutrition, which led her to be named a Scaling Up Nutrition Champion. She shares some of the lessons from her work.   TISUNGENI ZIMPITA, An award-winning...

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Lao PDR tests proven approach to tackle malnutrition with support from the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Lao PDR will test a new cross-cutting and evidence-based approach to reducing stunting in four northern provinces, with support from the World Bank. Representatives from the Ministries of Planning and Investment, Agriculture, Public Works and Transport, and Health, together with the World Bank, met today...

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Investing in Nutrition for a Better Future in Afghanistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Afghanistan stands to gain enormous benefits by improving nutrition and reducing malnutrition, which can help boost its economic growth, productivity, and human capital development. Investment in better nutrition is needed at a critical time as more than 40 percent of Afghan children are stunted, or of...

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World Breastfeeding Week in the Latin American SUN Countries

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BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week is to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Join us in our support for breastfeeding mothers. Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that helps every child start out in life on equal terms. It also improves the health,...

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Mapping exercise fuels multi-sectoral action to account for nutrition results in Mali

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Interview originally published by the UN Network for SUN  Mali continues to face high levels of malnutrition driven by multiple factors that are exacerbated by the effects of climate change and conflict. Child wasting is estimated at a whopping 10.7 per cent (SMART 2017) although national...

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Lesotho bridging the gap for better nutrition capacity

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* Story originally published by the UN Network for the SUN Movement Lesotho is making great improvements in child nutrition outcomes. Between 2004 - 2014, stunting among children under 5 years old has steadily decreased. Despite this, stunting remains high at 33.2 per cent, micronutrient deficiencies...

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Lesotho’s King Letsie III reaffirms African Leaders for Nutrition Champion role

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho made a commitment to mobilize and engage with African Heads of State and Finance Ministers to rally behind the African Leaders for Nutrition initiative in the upcoming African Union Summit in January 2019. The announcement follows...

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The ascent of local governments in nutrition in The Philippines

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Originally published by Nutrition InternationalImproving nutrition for an entire country’s population requires dedicated local leadership, of which the Philippines’ Local Government Units (LGUs ― provinces, cities and barangays) have plenty to offer. Since the launch of the Philippines Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-22 (PPAN) in May 2017,...

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