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African leaders commit to overcome malnutrition, elevate nutrition as driver for economic growth

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 29 January 2018, African leaders made a landmark commitment to remove nutrition-related barriers that prevent children and societies from realising their full potential. The leaders made the commitments at the launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) − an initiative championed by the African...

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SUN Movement coordinator visits Chad: “Working together to strengthen nutrition”

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

Visiting Chad from 1 to 3 July 2018, UN Deputy Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator Gerda Verburg, accompanied by SUN Movement Executive Committee president Shawn Baker, met with all stakeholders in the SUN Movement. Their fruitful discussions with the Representative of the Head of State,...

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Multi-sectoral strategy to combat child anaemia and malnutrition in Peru

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Peru is planning to dramatically reduce levels of child anaemia and malnutrition, one of its primary targets in the social sphere, using a multi-sectoral strategy involving the mobilization of social programme promoters and community agents.“"Combating anaemia is the priority for the Government...

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Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code – Status Report 2018

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This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by countries. The report documents the adoption of new legislation implementing the Code in a few...

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Development of Kenya’s aquaculture sector could tackle chronic malnutrition and food insecurity

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More than 35,000 rural households in Kenya will soon be eating better and earning more money thanks to a new financial agreement signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Kenya in support of the country’s aquaculture sector. With some...

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Malawi launches Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy and Strategy

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Malawi First Lady, Madam Gertrude Mutharika, launched the 2018 – 2022 National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy (NMNP) and Strategic Plan on 20th June 2018 in Lilongwe. The First Lady commended the launch of the policy, describing it as a critical ingredient for Malawi’s national development, which...

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WHO supports stabilization centres to treat malnourished children in South Sudan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In South Sudan, food insecurity continues to deteriorate to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) due to displacement, restrictions on movement and trade flows, and limited access to normal livelihoods activities. As measured on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), 63 per cent of the total...

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King Letsie III of Lesotho: ‘Multi-stakeholder collaboration critical to ending malnutrition’

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Special Ambassador for Nutrition for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, has said collaboration among various stakeholders on nutrition is critical to ending malnutrition in a country. King Letsie III said this at the...

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SUN Movement Coordinator: “Improved nutrition is a maker and marker of development that needs collaboration and investment”

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SUN Movement Coordinator, Gerda Verburg, participated in the National Food and Nutrition Summit in Lusaka during her visit to Zambia, which has been a member of the SUN Movement since December 2010. The conference, focused on the theme “Investing in Food and Nutrition for Accelerated National Development – Walk...

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