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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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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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SUN Civil Society Network Asia regional workshop in Cambodia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Story written by Jeremy Mair, Program Support Officer at Helen Keller International From September 18-25, representatives from thirteen SUN Civil Society Alliances (SUN CSAs) throughout Asia (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Nepal, Viet Nam and Papua New...

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Nutrition International bridges gap in adolescent nutrition education

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

  * Originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International has launched a new online course focusing on adolescent nutrition, an area that has previously been underfunded and overlooked. The course, entitled Adolescent Nutrition and Anaemia, will help to build capacity to improve nutrition for adolescents around the world. “As a global leader...

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A campaign to address malnutrition among adolescent girls in Indonesia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Nutrition International launched the ‘With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It’ campaign in Indonesia to highlight the issues of malnutrition among adolescent girls and empower them to achieve their dreams. This global campaign aims to raise awareness about the critical link...

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Understanding the factors that determine maternal nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Alive & Thrive and IFPRI Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, has a high burden of undernutrition. It lags behind national averages in maternal nutrition practices. Despite strong policy and program commitments, many maternal nutrition interventions are not yet reaching...

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Maternity entitlements in Nigeria: policies and practices

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Despite globally accepted knowledge on the benefits of breastfeeding and the contribution of maternity entitlements to increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding, there has been little research on how maternity or paternity leave is practiced in Nigeria, the labour force’s level of compliance, or the government’s...

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World Breastfeeding Week 2019 in SUN countries

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

World Breastfeeding Week (#WBW2019) is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.  This...

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