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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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A nutrition conference in South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo repositions nutrition as a development priority

  |   SUN Country Network

From 24 to 26 May 2016, the South-Kivu Nutrition Conference 2016 on “Repositioning nutrition as a development priority in South Kivu” was held in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was co-organized by the provincial government of South Kivu,...

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Ban Ki-moon launches a new financing facility to invest in women, children and adolescents

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network, SUN Donor Network

On 13th July 2015, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, formally launched the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child. Global health leaders were joined by representatives of the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States for the...

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Accelerating collective efforts for children in Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

On 16th June 2015, the International Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme "Accelerating our collective efforts to end child marriage in Africa". Community leaders, traditional, religious leaders, girls affected by child marriage and key stakeholders came together to focus on the rights of...

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Benin hosts a workshop for SUN countries on financing nutrition interventions

  |   SUN Country Network

A regional workshop of tools related to financing nutrition interventions took place in Cotonou (Benin) from 28 to 31 October 2014. The workshop reviewed ownership of tools across costing, financial tracking and participatory local impact monitoring of nutrition interventions. The workshop was organized by the Government...

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