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Rio Nutrition for Growth – Global Leaders, Olympians and Celebrity Chefs Vow to Fight Malnutrition

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

On 4 August 2016, on the eve of the 2016 Olympic opening ceremony, Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO; José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO; Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros and renowned athletes including Kenyan track star Tegla Loroupe gathered at the Nutrition for...

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New report analyses comprehensive nutrition and WASH approaches to end malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

On 4 August 2016, WaterAid and SHARE launched the report ‘The missing ingredients’ to highlight the degree to which national nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) plans and policies are coordinated and integrated to end malnutrition. Evidence shows that scaling up interventions that tackle the immediate causes of...

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High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development – “Ensuring that no one is left behind”

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

From 11 to 20 July 2016, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was held at UN Headquarters to assess progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s theme was “Ensuring that no one is left behind”. HLPF in 2016 was the first since the adoption...

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World Breastfeeding Week – ‘Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development’

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

  From 1st to 7th August every year, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) coordinates World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. WBW is celebrated in over 176 countries. Breastfeeding is a critical first step on a child’s...

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San San Myint of Myanmar – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Throughout her career working on health programmes in several countries in Africa and Asia, SanSan Myint, a medical doctor by training and currently the head of the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund in Myanmar, became increasingly aware of the nutrition issues faced by the population...

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Manaan Mumma of Kenya – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

After training as a nutritionist, Manaan Mumma started her career working in maternal and infant nutrition. Working at the community level was a turning point for Manaan who witnessed how children suffering from acute malnutrition could recover when simple solutions, in the hands of community...

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