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Defending gender equality in nutrition when responding to COVID-19

  |   SUN Donor Network

* Blog written by Emmanuel Trépanier Gender Equality Advisor, TAN and originally published by Nutrition International  The COVID-19 global pandemic is having repercussions of epic proportions. In addition to the enormous number of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide which stretch national health systems to their limits, confinement is...

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County governments in Kenya commit to increase resources for nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International At a Nutrition Financing Workshop on February, four Kenyan county governments signed agreements with Nutrition International, committing to increase domestic resources for nutrition programs. Governors from Busia, Vihiga, Nandi and Makueni counties signed the agreements following the launch of their County...

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World Bank and IMF mobilize partners in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund today convened African leaders, bilateral partners, and multilateral institutions to spur faster action on COVID-19 response in African countries. H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Director General of the WHO Dr....

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A run highlights the importance of nutrition for women and girls in Ethiopia

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

* Originally published by Nutrition International The 2020 Great Ethiopian Run brought together more than 15,000 participants for the Women First 5KM Road Race in Addis Ababa. This year’s event was themed around the “With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It” campaign, highlighting the important role nutrition plays...

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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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