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New policy briefs: Double-duty actions for nutrition and The double burden of malnutrition

  |   SUN UN Network

In May 2017, two new policy briefs were launched by the World Health Organization to coincide with the Seventieth World Health Assembly. The double burden of malnutrition no faces many countries worldwide – characterized by the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight, obesity or diet-related...

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Countdown to the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, 22-31 May 2017. This decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) determines the policies of WHO and approves the programme budget. The WHA has endorsed the six global targets for improving maternal,...

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Mexico tackles malnutrition with the PROSPERA social protection program

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Despite important progress in poverty reduction, significant segments of the Mexican population still face food insecurity and nutrition challenges. The Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) documents that in 2012, as many as 27.4 million people (23.3 percent of the total population) reported some deprivation related...

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Panorama report on food and nutrition a wake up call for governments in Latin America and the Caribbean

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 19 January 2017, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched the Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean report....

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Guidance on developing SMART commitments to address NCDs, overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

On the 23rd of May 2016, the World Cancer Research Fund International and the Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Alliance launched a new policy brief on Ambitious SMART commitments to address NCDs, overweight and obesity. This brief illustrates how recommendations in the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)...

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