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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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Technical Focal Point in Afghanistan: “SUN is an added value to achieve the Humanitarian Development Nexus”

  |   SUN Country Network

Dr. Shams – coordinating the technical secretariat for Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda and technical Focal Point for the SUN Movement In your role, how do you contribute to bridging the Humanitarian Development gap? The starting point, for bridging the Humanitarian Development gap is the policy development...

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Reducing stunting through multisectoral efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

All Hands on Deck Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa A copublication of the Agence française de développement and the World Bank The report book lays the groundwork for more effective multisectoral action on reducing stunting by analyzing and generating empirical evidence useful for informing the...

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Inspiring the shift from nutrition policy to implementation – NiPN study in Guatemala

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Inspiring the shift from nutrition policy to implementation: how existing data can support nutrition decision-making in Guatemala This new study analyses Guatemala’s progress in implementing multisectoral stunting reduction strategies, specifically the National Strategy for the Prevention of Chronic Malnutrition (ENPDC) 2016-2020. It demonstrates the potential of the...

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Parliamentarians in the sub-region commit to work for the right to food and adequate nutrition

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network

"Improving nutrition requires a collective effort. It requires well-designed laws that improve food systems, ensure healthy diets and strengthen school meals. It also requires adequate public budgets and it calls for strong legal frameworks that consolidate advances and allow us to press ahead." Referencing the words...

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The SUN Movement’s multi-stakeholder platform in Guatemala completes 2019 joint assessment

  |   SUN Country Network

Secretary of the Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat Juan Carlos Carías participated in the meeting for the Joint Evaluation of the actions of the multi-stakeholder Platform of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement -SUN- 2019. The secretary of SESAN said: <>‘We want to thank the secretariat of...

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Ethiopia sets new standards for the management of acute malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Every month over 25,000 children with severe acute malnutrition are admitted to hospitals across Ethiopia. If not identified early and treated properly, these children could die. Survivors are more likely to perform poorly in school and, once grown up, girls are more likely to suffer...

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The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica launches the Parliamentary Front against Hunger strategic plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Representatives, members of the Costa Rican Parliamentary Front against Hunger and Malnutrition (FPHM), have presented the 2018-2022 strategic plan which aims to lead and impact dialogue, debate and political advocacy to reduce all forms of malnutrition. “To achieve zero hunger, measures must be taken to transform...

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Pakistan and South Sudan: the first countries to step up for improved nutrition by doing their 2019 Joint-Assessment

  |   SUN Country Network

Each year, member countries of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement are asked to undertake a participatory exercise aiming to chart the road ahead and celebrate progress made to ensure improved nutrition for all women, men and their families. In 2019, this Joint-Assessment exercise –...

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2019 EAT Stockholm Food Forum: The Science is Clear

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

More than 1000 people from across the globe working in the areas of food, agriculture and nutrition gathered in Stockholm, Sweden in mid-June to respond to the urgent call for action on food systems transformation. Participants came together to attend the 2019 EAT Stockholm Food...

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Heritage crops and under-represented food: Nutritious, affordable and high impact

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

An urgent call to action to improve nutrition in the South Asia Region The third South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) Roundtable event was held last week in Bangkok, Thailand highlighting the role of high impact and under-represented nutrition sensitive food systems in South...

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