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World leaders pledge funds to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents

  |   SUN Donor Network

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child today announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and the...

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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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Reducing childhood stunting in Madagascar with a new adaptive approach

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In Madagascar, the World Bank’s team recognized that the country’s stunting crisis could benefit from the Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA). systematic, but flexible and adaptive process. “Stand-alone operations work fine in many contexts, but if you are grappling with an issue as complex as stunting, the...

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Lao PDR tests proven approach to tackle malnutrition with support from the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Lao PDR will test a new cross-cutting and evidence-based approach to reducing stunting in four northern provinces, with support from the World Bank. Representatives from the Ministries of Planning and Investment, Agriculture, Public Works and Transport, and Health, together with the World Bank, met today...

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Investing in Nutrition for a Better Future in Afghanistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Afghanistan stands to gain enormous benefits by improving nutrition and reducing malnutrition, which can help boost its economic growth, productivity, and human capital development.Investment in better nutrition is needed at a critical time as more than 40 percent of Afghan children are stunted, or of...

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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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