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“Right Start”, Nutrition International’s initiative to improve nutrition in the Philippines

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

On 17 October 2017, Nutrition International launched the ‘Right Start Initiative’ in the Philippines to improve nutrition for pregnant women, newborns, infants and young children in the Philippines. Supported by the Government of Canada, Right Start aims to reduce anaemia in pregnant women and young children, and low...

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Civil Society Alliances and Nutrition – Opportunities & Challenges

  |   Blogs, SUN Civil Society Network

The SUN Civil Society Network (SUNCSN) has as we speak 2.500 member organisations organised as National Civil Society Alliances (CSA) spread across 39 countries globally. In mid-July, I attended the SUN Civil Society Regional Learning Exchange – Asia co-organised by Global SUN CSN Secretariat and the Civil...

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A turning point for the next generation of Filipinos with the launch of a new nutrition action plan

  |   SUN Country Network

On 2 May 2017, the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022 was launched by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in the city of Iloilo. Assistant Health Secretary Maria-Bernardita Flores, also the executive director of the NNC, identified the province of Iloilo as one of...

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Compendium of case studies: Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In 2016, following the 2015 Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs in Moscow, Russia, the document Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition: Compendium of Case Studies, was shared on the SecureNutrition website. The compendium serves as a mile marker on progress to improve...

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Asian countries define path towards unlocking public finance for nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From 25 to 27 April 2016, government, civil society and development partner representatives from 18 countries across Asia came together in Bangkok to set a course for mobilising the estimated additional $7 billion needed globally, each year over the next decade - to help tackle...

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