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Prevent and reduce stunting in Indonesia with the support of Nutrition International

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International, in partnership with the governments of Indonesia, Australia and Canada, reached 211,000 pregnant women with iron and folic acid supplementation, 720,000 children with two doses of vitamin A and 64,000 children under five suffering from diarrhoea with zinc...

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Ethnic minority children in Viet Nam are disproportionately undernourished

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Undernutrition is particularly widespread among ethnic minority children in Viet Nam, with stunting rates among the highest in the world, according to a new report launched today by the World Bank and Vietnam’s National Institute of Nutrition. “Persistent Malnutrition in Ethnic Minority Communities of Viet Nam:...

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Integrating nutrition into provincial and local development plans in the Philippines

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition Intentional Nutrition International, through its Technical Assistance for Nutrition (NI TAN) project, supported a series of three to four-day provincial workshops benefiting 32 provinces of the Philippines, and targeting staff from municipalities and cities across multiple sectors. The province of Zamboanga del...

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Lao PDR launches multi-sectoral approach to reduce childhood undernutrition

  |   SUN Donor Network

Lao PDR will implement a new cross-cutting and evidence-based approach to tackle the issue of childhood undernutrition with support from the World Bank. Representatives from the Ministries of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Works and Transport,...

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Kenyan counties launch nutrition action plans

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International Four county governments in Kenya have launched their County Nutrition Action Plans (CNAPs) 2019-2023. The governors of Busia, Vihiga, Nandi and Makueni counties unveiled the plans during colourful events that brought together various stakeholders, among them Nutrition International’s President and CEO Joel Spicer, representatives from national...

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Second nutrition action plan for Uganda with the support of Nutrition International

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Through its Technical Assistance for Nutrition (NI TAN) project, funded with UK aid from the UK Government, Nutrition International recently supported the Republic of Uganda in the development of the country’s second national multi-sectoral nutrition action plan referred to as...

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Kenya pledges to end child undernutrition as study reveals its cost to the economy

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

There is need to work together and put in place a comprehensive mechanism to address challenges of child-undernutrition. In a speech read by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki, on behalf of  President Uhuru Kenyatta, during the release of the Cost of Hunger in...

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SUN Movement Global Gathering brings together over 1,200 participants committed to improving nutrition

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

Every country in the world now faces a serious nutrition-related challenge, whether stemming from undernutrition, overweight/obesity, including non-communicable diseases. High-level representatives and over 1,200 participants from 73 countries committed to urgent actions to create a healthier, better-nourished future for all people and planet at the...

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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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