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

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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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Côte d’Ivoire celebrates International Women’s Day with a series of inspiring events

  |   SUN Country Network

In March 2017, the African Development Bank partnered with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, UN agencies, civil society organizations and other development partners to mark the celebration of International Women’s Day. The commemorations began with the first meeting on the concertation framework on gender, chaired...

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

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Civil Society 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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Nutrition at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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From 17-20 January 2017, around 3,000 global leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum to tackle issues threatening the world today. Davos revolves around the idea that the only way to address big challenges is to talk to...

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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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Mexico tackles malnutrition with the PROSPERA social protection program

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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

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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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Improving Nutrition and Health for Pregnant and Lactating Women

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN Country Network

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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FAO Cambodia Case Study: The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food

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In April 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization launched the results of a case study titled "The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food". The purpose of this study was to identify potential gender-related entry points for the development of activities on the...

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New Save the Children report highlights unequal progress in tackling malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Launched in June 2016, a new report by Save the Children has revealed the results of new research into what makes some children more vulnerable to malnutrition than others. The report, Unequal Portions: ending malnutrition for every child, is part of a new campaign, Every Last Child, aiming...

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