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World Breastfeeding Week in the Latin American SUN Countries

  |   SUN Country Network

BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week is to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Join us in our support for breastfeeding mothers. Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that helps every child start out in life on equal terms. It also improves the health,...

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Guatemala seeks to implement the Grow Up Healthy nutrition and health project to combat chronic malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Guatemala is seeking to implement a multi-annual programme entitled 'Grow Up Healthy', which aims to help combat chronic malnutrition in seven priority departments, an official source said today."This plan aims to improve selected practices, services and behaviours known to be key determinants...

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Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code – Status Report 2018

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by countries. The report documents the adoption of new legislation implementing the Code in a few...

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WHO supports stabilization centres to treat malnourished children in South Sudan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In South Sudan, food insecurity continues to deteriorate to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) due to displacement, restrictions on movement and trade flows, and limited access to normal livelihoods activities. As measured on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), 63 per cent of the total...

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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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Pakistan calls for more focus on improving women’s health to address maternal malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 6 March 2017, in connection with International Women's Day, the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA,Pak) with the support of Micronutrient Initiative (MI), held a seminar on the importance of maternal malnutrition in Islamabad.Delivering the inaugural remarks, Ayesha Gulali, member of the...

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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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Improving Nutrition and Health for Pregnant and Lactating Women

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Nutrition for women in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and over the first two years of the child’s life is of utmost importance for the survival, health and development of mothers and their children. This research brief on nutrition and health integration across the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child,...

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