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Taking stock: a progress report on Nutrition for Growth

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

  Article written by Nandini Pillai* and originally published by ACTION This World Food Day, ACTION is reflecting on progress made over the last five years to fill the gap in financing for nutrition by releasing Following the Funding: Nutrition for Growth — Progress Report. It includes ACTION’s...

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Global Hunger Index 2018

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

This year’s Global Hunger Index reveals a distressing gap between the current rate of progress in the fight against hunger and undernutrition and the rate of progress needed to eliminate hunger and alleviate human suffering. The 2018 Global Hunger Index—published jointly by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe—tracks...

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Lesotho’s King Letsie III reaffirms African Leaders for Nutrition Champion role

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

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho made a commitment to mobilize and engage with African Heads of State and Finance Ministers to rally behind the African Leaders for Nutrition initiative in the upcoming African Union Summit in January 2019. The announcement follows...

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World Breastfeeding Week in SUN Movement Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa

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

BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week helps raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding.  Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and children around the world.  Kenya and Swaziland...

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The ascent of local governments in nutrition in The Philippines

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

Originally published by Nutrition International Improving nutrition for an entire country’s population requires dedicated local leadership, of which the Philippines’ Local Government Units (LGUs ― provinces, cities and barangays) have plenty to offer. Since the launch of the Philippines Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-22 (PPAN) in May 2017,...

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Civil society pushes for more public spending on nutrition in East and Southern Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Civil societies from Eastern and Southern Africa have called on governments to increase spending on initiatives aimed at fighting malnutrition. The groups have proposed that governments increase their spending from 0.54 per cent of their national budgets to 3 per cent to bolster efforts to...

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Pakistan’s first-ever survey on Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit launched

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

The Ministry of Planning Development and Reform (MoPD&R) Pakistan, with support from Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) along with Oxford Policy Management has organized a dissemination of Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit (FACT) Survey in Islamabad. This survey is undertaken to determine the coverage and...

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