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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 launches bold plan to drive SDG progress

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

Nutrition International released its plan to mobilize CAD 700 million through 2024 in the global fight against malnutrition. The investment case, the first of its kind for a global nutrition organization, will finance the scale-up of proven high-impact, low-cost nutrition interventions, particularly for women, adolescent girls and children. It lays...

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SUN Movement Coordinator visits Burkina Faso: “Better institutional anchoring for nutrition”

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 29 and 30 April 2019, the Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, Gerda Verburg, made a working visit to Burkina Faso. During her stay, Gerda Verburg held discussions with the political authorities, including the President of Burkina Faso and the president of...

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SWA sector ministers’ meeting, an agreement on decisive actions to end inequalities in access to water and sanitation

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

Over 50 ministers came together to agree on joint action towards achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene at the two-day SWA 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting. These discussions among ministers and their development partners mark a breakthrough in the global approach to the governance,...

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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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