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Obesity, health and economic consequences of an impending global challenge

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, evidence shows that over 70 percent of the world's 2 billion overweight and obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs, and lower productivity, obesity is a...

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Kathmandu call to action on women and girls’ nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Written by Alina Meyer and originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN) Secretariat co-hosted the 2019 SUN Global Gathering’s gender workshop, entitled “Productive, not just reproductive! The power of gender equality and empowering women and girls to scale up...

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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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