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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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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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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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Senegalese civil society takes action to make nutrition a key issue of the presidential election

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

Senegalese civil society used a press conference in Dakar to challenge candidates in the country's presidential election to be held on 24 February 2019. "The fight against malnutrition is a development imperative," said Mr Seydou Ndiaye, National Coordinator of the Civil Society Organisations Platform for Nutrition...

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Nourishing Africa through improved nutrition and sustainable food systems: African launch of the EAT-Lancet Report

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

During an official side event at the 32nd African Union Assembly, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – the SUN Movement, EAT and NEPAD came together to focus on the question - How to Nourish Africa through improved nutrition and sustainable food systems? The side event officially Launched the...

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Children suffering chronic malnutrition in the eastern province of Cameroon

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

According to information provided by the Nutrition Focal Point in the Regional Public Health Department for the Eastern Province, the situation is grim. “Surveys conducted by UNICEF in 2018 indicate that 35.4 percent of children are suffering from chronic malnutrition, resulting in serious growth stunting...

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Mapping SUN Movement Networks in 17 fragile and conflict-affected states

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

A snap shot of developments and progress This paper summarises findings from work carried out by ENN in 2018 to document the presence, make-up and activities of SUN country Networks in 17 SUN countries categorised as fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). ENN supports these countries through...

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Food in the Anthropocene: The EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems report

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability, however our current trajectories threaten...

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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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