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

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

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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Nutrition International and UNICEF partner to scale up maternal nutrition services

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

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

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

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

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

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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