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An Investment Framework for Nutrition: reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting

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

In 2015, 159 million children under the age of five were chronically malnourished or stunted, underscoring a massive global health and economic development challenge (UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank 2015). In 2012—in an effort to rally the international community around improving nutrition—the 176 members of...

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Changing behaviours for an anaemia-free pregnancy in Indonesia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International In the Manggarai Barat district of East Nusa Tenggara, midwife Rosina Flaviana Susianawati, popularly known as Osi, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that women in her region have a healthy pregnancy, free from anaemia. Anaemia during pregnancy increases...

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Early years nutrition and child development project in Benin supported by the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of USD 50 million to support the government of Benin’s efforts to reduce stunting and improve early childhood development outcomes in children under five years of age. The five-year Early Years Nutrition and Child Development Project...

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Sierra Leone to boost food security and incomes in rural areas with the support of IFAD

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

* Originally published by IFAD  About 34,000 vulnerable rural households in Sierra Leone will benefit from a new USD 72.6 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security and raise the incomes of smallholder farmers by modernizing agriculture, increasing production and developing markets. The financing...

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Improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan with the support of FAO and Denmark

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

The Kingdom of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Kabul and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to more than 142,000 drought-affected vulnerable livestock herders and pastoralists and their families in six of the worst drought-affected provinces of Afghanistan.  Under this project, vulnerable livestock herders in areas hardest hit by drought will receive high-quality...

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Gender and nutrition: Canadian knowledge partnership seeks to close the data gap

  |   SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International A new collaboration between Nutrition International (NI), the University of Toronto and the Campbell Collaboration will strengthen the availability and use of high-quality, gender-sensitive data to improve nutrition for women, young children and adolescent girls in low-income countries. The partnership will...

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African Union Commission and African Development Bank launch scorecard to track nutrition progress

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

The African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and global partners today launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard to raise awareness and reinforce commitments by African governments to help end malnutrition. His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho and African Union Champion for...

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