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Food distribution in the Somali region of Ethiopia continue due to recent donor contributions

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 18 November 2015, the World Food Programme announced that they were able to continue food distribution to the Somali region of Ethiopia. The support will be able to scale up nutrition to help more than 700,000 children and nursing mothers in the most drought...

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Researchers in Tanzania scale up nutrition knowledge for local level nutrition interventions

  |   SUN Donor Network

From 19-30 October 2015, researchers from five institutions gathered for the second phase of a project to improve life-saving nutrition interventions and education at the local level in Tanzania. The first phase of the partnership, held in 2014, assessed the nutrition knowledge held by community and...

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Analysis paper on Nutrition and health in women, children, and adolescent girls

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

In September 2015, an analysis paper was released on Nutrition and health in women, children, and adolescent girls. It calls on urgent action to tackle malnutrition in all forms to help nutrition unlock the potential of investment in the health of women, children and adolescents....

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2015 Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Progams

  |   SUN Donor Network

On 10 and 11 September 2015, a Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Protection (GFNSSP) was held in Moscow, sponsored by the Russian Federation and the World Bank Group. The Forum brought together over 150 participants from national governments, non-governmental and international organisations to share information, evidence...

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New video’s launched during WBW2015 promote breastfeeding in Niger

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

From 1 - 7 August 2015, the World Breastfeeding Week was celebrated in Niger with the launch of two videos that aim to improve child nutrition through improved hygiene and good breastfeeding practices. The videos were created as part of a social change project with the USAID-funded Strengthening...

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The Government of Canada announces $130 million in new funding for nutrition

  |   SUN Donor Network

On 14 July 2015, $130 million in new funding was announced by the Government of Canada for the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) to reach the world’s most vulnerable women and children with critical nutrition interventions. MI recognises that malnutrition remains one of the most persistent global...

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New video showcases the nutrition funding work underway in Nepal and Uganda

  |   SUN Donor Network

In July 2015, a new video was released through Secure Nutrition, a World Bank Knowledge Platform, to showcase nutrition budgeting work that has been taking place since 2013. The USAID funded global nutrition project, Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), has been working with country partners...

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New Scorecard | Investment in child health saves 34 million children worldwide

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

On 4th July 2015, a new analysis was published in The Lancet entitled “Keeping score: fostering accountability for children’s lives”. The analysis reveals that more than 34 million children’s lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programmes. In the poorest...

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