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“There is a strong interest to set up a functional Multi-Sectoral Platform in Lesotho to fight against malnutrition”

  |   SUN Country Network

Interview of Mr Tiisetso Elias SUN Focal Point in Lesotho Can you tell us a bit about the nutrition situation in Lesotho? What are the key underlying causes? Tiisetso Elias: Lesotho is facing a problem of malnutrition that is often referred to as ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition. The...

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Inter-Parliamentary Union resolution on achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030

  |   SUN Country Network

A landmark resolution calling for parliaments to take all legal and policy measures to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, with nutrition integrated, has been adopted by the world’s parliaments gathered in Serbia for the 141st IPU Assembly. The resolution urges parliaments to put in...

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Nutrition International’s new online tool to calculate cost-effectiveness of prenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International A new online tool will help governments determine the health benefits and budget impact of transitioning from iron and folic acid supplementation (IFAS) to multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) in their maternal health programs. The Nutrition International MMS Cost-Benefit Tool, developed in...

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The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned in a new report on children, food and nutrition. The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least...

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WHO and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation working together to fight malnutrition in Yemen

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

WHO and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) are working together to fight malnutrition in Yemen. This valued partner has generously donated critical funding in the amount of EUR 2 million in support of the nutrition response in Yemen. This  is a testament to...

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Productive diversification of African agriculture and effects on nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by the World Bank The "triple burden" of malnutrition is a public health challenge throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where high levels of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in rural areas occur alongside increased overnutrition and obesity in cities. Climate change is a major driver of...

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