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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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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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