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Latin American and Caribbean SUN Civil Society Alliances meet to discuss 2016 achievements and future perspectives

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

On 16 February 2017, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) SUN Civil Society Alliances from Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador (with the Colombian civil society representative as observer) held a webinar on their 2016 achievements, and future perspectives. The objective of the call was to share...

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Côte d’Ivoire launches new Multisectoral Programme on Nutrition and Early Child Development

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

Last November the Government of Côte d’Ivoire officially launched its new Multisectoral Programme on Nutrition and Early Child Development. The initiative, which is supported by The Power of Nutrition and the World Bank, is the first large-scale nutrition and early childhood development programme in the country....

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Making adolescent nutrition a priority in Tanzania with the support of Nutrition International

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Adolescents in Tanzania comprise nearly 20 per cent of the population. Harnessing their potential is critical for the country’s social and economic development, yet they are faced with many challenges including high rates of child marriage, pregnancy and malnutrition. Confronted with these challenges, the Ministry of...

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Ghana’s first lady joins network of African Leaders for Nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

The African Leaders for Nutrition initiative welcomes Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as a Nutrition Champion, acknowledging her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in...

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Accelerating progress to end hunger and malnutrition through implementation science

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

*Originally published by IFPRI Undernutrition remains a stubborn development challenge in many parts of the world, yet overweight and obesity are simultaneously on the rise globally, and sharply increasing in many low and middle-income countries. As a result, rates of diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases are climbing, increasing...

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Scaling up rice fortification in West Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by Sight and Life In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every country in the region is off-track to reach the World Health Assembly...

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Case study on nutrition resilience building and an enabling humanitarian development nexus in Somalia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

Bringing humanitarian and development frameworks, financing and programmes closer together - A case study of nutrition resilience building in Somalia by ENN Online This case study on nutrition resilience and the humanitarian and development nexus (HDN) in Somalia draws on interviews, field observations and meetings with over 70...

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Toward a Healthier Future: IAEA Symposium on the Double Burden of Malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the IAEA One in three people worldwide suffer from some form of malnutrition, such as obesity, undernutrition or nutrient deficiencies, and in many cases, people suffer from more than one form. Long-lasting, sustainable solutions to this complex problem require better data on...

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Pakistan launches its new “Dietary Guidelines for Better Nutrition”

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Ministry of Planning and Development and Reform in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations launched the ‘Pakistan Dietary Guidelines for better Nutrition’ (PDGN) held at PPMI , Complex Islamabad. PDGN are comprehensive dietary guidelines for the general public to...

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Pakistan dietary guidelines for better nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Pakistan Dietary Guidelines for Better Nutrition (PDGN) are comprehensive country specific guidelines for the general public to adopt healthy eating practices, and prevent and reduce the risk of infectious and chronic diseases. These guidelines are simple to adopt, provide age and gender appropriate and...

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The 2018 Global Nutrition Report: shining a light to spur action on nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report reviews existing processes, highlights progress in combating malnutrition, identifies challenges and proposes ways to solve them. Through this, the report guides action, builds accountability and sparks increased commitment to furthering the progress that can reduce malnutrition much faster. The Global...

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