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Sierra Leone shares scaling up nutrition advice with Liberian civil society

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 17 November 2015, the Sierra Leone SUN Secretariat held a four day workshop in Dakar, Senegal, with civil society representatives from Liberia to share best practices and lessons learnt to inform the establishment of a SUN Civil Society Platform in Liberia. This learning exchange...

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Information fair in Peru educates a local community on good nutrition practice

  |   SUN Country Network

On 7 October 2015, an information fair about combating child malnutrition was held in Yungay Province in Peru to support their Nutriwawa program. The event was organised by the Ministry of health and the Health South Pacific Network. Demonstrations held aimed to raise awareness of good dietary...

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The Philippines Benguet provincial government awards outstanding nutrition implementation

  |   SUN Country Network

On 4 September 2015, the provincial government of Benguet, in the Philippines, recognised local government units, schools and program frontliners who stood out in their implementation of nutrition programs with plaques and cash incentives. Awards were categorized as Outstanding Municipal Nutrition Program Implementer, Outstanding Barangay...

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Sierra Leone market women are engaged to promote nutrition, immunisation and zero Ebola cases

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 19 August 2015, a two day workshop was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on the topic “Engaging Market Women to Promote Nutrition, Immunization and Maintaining Zero Ebola Case”. The workshop was organised by the Children Advocacy Forum Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Sierra...

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UNICEF Nigeria holds a media dialogue on community management of acute malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 17 August 2015, UNICEF organised a media conference in Kano, northwest Nigeria, on child malnutrition and community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). The event represented an opportunity to review progress made in Nigeria’s health sector and highlight the challenges that remain. It was also...

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Ethiopia commits to ending under-nutrition by 2030 with the Seqota Declaration

  |   SUN Country Network

On 15th July 2015, Ethiopia declared to end child malnutrition by 2030 with the launch of their Seqota Declaration. The launch was announced by Ethiopia's Minister of Health, Kesete Admasu, during a side event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The Seqota...

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Accelerating collective efforts for children in Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country 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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A video from Ethiopia shows the key role health workers play in building stronger communities

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

On April 28th 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a new video to showcase the valuable role that a health worker has in building stronger communities. In the video, a health worker from a small Ethiopian village shares how crucial it is to...

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An update to the film that shares the complex causes of malnutrition in Bangladesh

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In February 2015, the REACH Partnership in Bangladesh launched a new version of a film about the complex underlying causes of malnutrition. This film is the product of a project whereby community activists were trained with video skills to document their nutrition reality. The project has...

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