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The SUN Movement Global Gathering 2017 sent a message from Abidjan…

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For the first time the SUN Movement Global Gathering (SUNGG17) took place in a SUN Country, Côte d’Ivoire, and for the first time in Africa. Over the course of three days, more than 1000 participants from 70 countries, reviewed progress in tackling malnutrition and shared...

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

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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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World Breastfeeding Week in SUN Movement Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa

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BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week helps raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding.  Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and children around the world.  Kenya and Swaziland...

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The ascent of local governments in nutrition in The Philippines

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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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Civil society pushes for more public spending on nutrition in East and Southern Africa

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Civil societies from Eastern and Southern Africa have called on governments to increase spending on initiatives aimed at fighting malnutrition. The groups have proposed that governments increase their spending from 0.54 per cent of their national budgets to 3 per cent to bolster efforts to...

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Pakistan’s first-ever survey on Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit launched

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The Ministry of Planning Development and Reform (MoPD&R) Pakistan, with support from Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) along with Oxford Policy Management has organized a dissemination of Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit (FACT) Survey in Islamabad. This survey is undertaken to determine the coverage and...

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

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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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Nutrition International and UNICEF partner to scale up maternal nutrition services

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Written by Jennifer Busch-Hallen, Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal and Neonatal Health and Nutrition and Jennifer Hatchard, Technical Officer, Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition. Originally published in Nutrition International website.  In November 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience presented 49 guidelines...

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