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Lesotho’s Food and Nutrition Coordination Office steps up commitment following a series of high level meetings

  |   SUN Country Network

From 30 April to 2 May 2017, SUN Movement Coordinator Gerda Verburg visited high level leaders in Lesotho to reflect on progress made and priorities for nutrition in coming months. As Lesotho heads into elections, the meetings were at an opportune moment to ensure continued...

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Countdown to the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, 22-31 May 2017. This decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) determines the policies of WHO and approves the programme budget. The WHA has endorsed the six global targets for improving maternal,...

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The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program announces $160 million in grants to seven countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 30 March 2017, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) announced that seven countries will receive grants totaling $160 million. The new grants – to Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Haiti, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania – will help each country increase food security, raise...

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Businesses join the fight against malnutrition with the “Anjaramasoandro” network in Madagascar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Business Network

On 25 April 2017, a new platform to engage the private sector on nutrition was launched in Madagascar. The new platform titled, "Anjaramasoandro", brought together 10 founding member companies to the National Nutrition Office in Anosy. The establishment of the platform demonstrates the commitment of...

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reaffirms commitment to Zero Hunger in Liberia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 19 April 2017, during a visit from the World Food Programme Regional Director for Central and West Africa Abdou Dieng President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reaffirmed support for the ongoing government-led zero hunger strategic review exercise and the school feeding (also known as home-grown school feeding)...

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