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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-Ministerial meeting to identify ways to implement national policies to improve diets in Ghana

  |   SUN Country Network

African #LeadersForNutrition Champion First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, convened an inter-Ministerial meeting to identify ways to implement national policies to improve diets, while contributing to other policy goals across governmentAn inter-Ministerial meeting organised by the Ministry of Planning, convened 3 ministers and technical advisers to build...

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An Investment Framework for Nutrition: reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting

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

In 2015, 159 million children under the age of five were chronically malnourished or stunted, underscoring a massive global health and economic development challenge (UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank 2015). In 2012—in an effort to rally the international community around improving nutrition—the 176 members of...

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Celebrating progress and setting priorities: highlighting the importance of jointly assessing the nutrition landscape

  |   SUN Country Network

Every year, all 60 member countries of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement are invited to undertake a Joint-Assessment – an essential moment for in-country partners to come together and reflect on their contributions towards scaling up nutrition. As a participatory exercise, the Joint-Assessment offers...

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Changing behaviours for an anaemia-free pregnancy in Indonesia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International In the Manggarai Barat district of East Nusa Tenggara, midwife Rosina Flaviana Susianawati, popularly known as Osi, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that women in her region have a healthy pregnancy, free from anaemia. Anaemia during pregnancy increases...

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Early years nutrition and child development project in Benin supported by the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of USD 50 million to support the government of Benin’s efforts to reduce stunting and improve early childhood development outcomes in children under five years of age. The five-year Early Years Nutrition and Child Development Project...

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Sierra Leone to boost food security and incomes in rural areas with the support of IFAD

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

* Originally published by IFAD  About 34,000 vulnerable rural households in Sierra Leone will benefit from a new USD 72.6 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security and raise the incomes of smallholder farmers by modernizing agriculture, increasing production and developing markets. The financing...

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Activism brings fortified flour to Suusamyr in Kyrgyzstan

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019 Think equal, build smart, innovate for change! Ainagul Muratalieva has never seriously thought about fortification. To her, a simple sense of fullness was equal to good nutrition. She is the head of a local community-based nongovernmental organisation. Ainagul and her family live in...

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Prime Minister of the Comoros endorses the decision to map nutrition stakeholders and actions

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN Chad and the Comoros are working to conduct a sweeping nutrition mapping exercise that compiles data on intervention coverage across stakeholders, which is otherwise lacking. Government officials and UN colleagues in both countries recognize that it is...

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