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New report reveals that undernutrition costs the Democratic Republic of the Congo more than $1 billion a year

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 7 July 2017, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) released a new report revealing the social and economic costs of undernutrition in the nation. The study emphasises the significant losses incurred each year through increased healthcare costs, additional burdens to...

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UN Network for SUN bands together in Burkina Faso to formulate a UN Nutrition Agenda in pursuit of nutrition gains

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Following months of strategic inter-agency work undertaken through a participative process by the members of the UN Network for SUN, the Heads of Agencies endorsed the Joint UN Nutrition Agenda for Burkina Faso, 2016–2020 (Agenda commun des Nations Unies pour la nutrition au Burkina Faso...

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New policy briefs: Double-duty actions for nutrition and The double burden of malnutrition

  |   SUN UN Network

In May 2017, two new policy briefs were launched by the World Health Organization to coincide with the Seventieth World Health Assembly. The double burden of malnutrition no faces many countries worldwide – characterized by the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight, obesity or diet-related...

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