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Nigerian businesses come together to learn about nutrition communication and social media marketing

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Business Network

On 8 June 2017, the SUN Business Network in Nigeria held a 1-day workshop on “Nutrition Communication and Social Media Marketing" to build the capacity of Network members to deliver good nutrition messages and grow their businesses. The workshop comes at a time where the...

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The SUN Business Network in Nigeria celebrates their first anniversary with supporters in Lagos

  |   SUN Business Network

On 4 July 2017, the SUN Business Network (SBN) in Nigeria celebrated their one year anniversary with a grand event in Lagos where they presented their 3-5 year Strategic Business Plan in partnership with Accenture Development. The one-year anniversary titled, "Nutrition: Everyone's Business", brought together...

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UN Network for SUN bands together in Burkina Faso to formulate a UN Nutrition Agenda in pursuit of nutrition gains

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Following months of strategic inter-agency work undertaken through a participative process by the members of the UN Network for SUN, the Heads of Agencies endorsed the Joint UN Nutrition Agenda for Burkina Faso, 2016–2020 (Agenda commun des Nations Unies pour la nutrition au Burkina Faso...

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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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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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Theory of Change for Nutrition and Food Security workshop held in Nepal

  |   SUN Country Network

On 21 February 2017, a two day workshop titled, "Theory of Change for Nutrition and Food Security: Preparation for Multi-sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP) II" was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop gathered 93 professionals from Nepal's multistakeholder nutrition platform, spanning sectoral ministries and departments...

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Former President launches a Strategic Review to end hunger in Ghana by 2030

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 24 January 2017, former President John Agyekum Kufuor launched the Ghana "Zero Hunger" Strategic Review process. The review, which is led by Kufour, seeks to contribute to the Government’s effort to accelerate the work towards eliminating hunger and food insecurity by 2030,...

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WFP survey highlights the need for increased awareness of nutrition programmes in the Philippines

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In November 2015, the World Food Programme released a new survey which reveals that the majority of the poor are familiar with the governments Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), but they lack awareness of other food and nutrition programs. The 4Ps is a conditional cash...

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