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SPRING/Senegal Partners with Six Local Radio Stations to Promote Nutrition, Hygiene, and Gender Best Practices

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN Country Network

Due to the relatively short, two-year duration of the program, SPRING’s work in Senegal relies on key partnerships with local producer organizations and media outlets to extend the reach of nutrition messages. Community radio programs, which are widely patronized in the three regions where SPRING...

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Cash transfers, behavior change, and resilience in Niger’s Adaptive Social Safety Nets Program

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN Country Network

In 2016, the project added components to promote an adaptive social protection system in Niger. These include mechanisms to make social protection interventions more responsive to shocks and allow poor and vulnerable households to build their resilience. The goal of this newer program is to...

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School meals celebrated as an investment in Africa’s future

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network, SUN Donor Network

Every day, 370 million children around the world receive food at school provided by their governments. Governments invest in school meals because they are a powerful tool in efforts to end malnutrition, helping to ensure every child has access to education, health and nutrition. This...

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New guidebook supports integrated approaches to undernutrition with WASH activities

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

In January 2017, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) launched a new guidebook to support multi-sectoral solutions to undernutrition through improved integrated approaches with the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH). It is an operational guidebook which demonstrates the importance of both supplementing nutrition programmes with...

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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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