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Aung San Suu Kyi launches campaign to tackle malnutrition in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network

On 25 January 2017, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi chaired the first ever National Coordination Meeting on Nutrition in Pakokku, Magway Region of Myanmar. The meeting brought together five government ministers (Health and Sports, Social Welfare, Education, Religious Affairs, and Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation), six donor countries,...

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Investing in Nutrition for a Better Future in Afghanistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Afghanistan stands to gain enormous benefits by improving nutrition and reducing malnutrition, which can help boost its economic growth, productivity, and human capital development. Investment in better nutrition is needed at a critical time as more than 40 percent of Afghan children are stunted, or of...

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Civil society pushes for more public spending on nutrition in East and Southern Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Civil societies from Eastern and Southern Africa have called on governments to increase spending on initiatives aimed at fighting malnutrition. The groups have proposed that governments increase their spending from 0.54 per cent of their national budgets to 3 per cent to bolster efforts to...

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WFP to support Tanzania’s battle to end malnutrition and stunting

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

According to the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, stunting should be fought from all fronts as it also affects GDP growth. Addressing a news conference over the weekend, Beasley said the WFP’s four-year country strategic plan (CSP) for Tanzania, launched...

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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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Defeating malnutrition in Tajikistan with the support from the WFP and USAID

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Prevention and Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition Project funded by USAID and implemented by the WFP supports the Government of Tajikistan in improving nutrition and healthcare in the Balkhi, Shahritus, Kulob and Dusti districts of Khatlon and the Ayni district of Sughd. Through USAID support...

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Madagascar to reduce child stunting through a transformative new 10-year program

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On December 2017, the Government of Madagascar and the World Bank launched an ambitious program that will support efforts to reduce child stunting (low height for age) through a Multiphase Programmatic Approach. The Improving Nutrition Outcomes Program was approved by the World Bank. It will...

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