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The power of connecting vaccines and good nutrition

  |   SUN Donor Network

*Blog by SUN Movement Coordinator Gerda Verburg on the occasion of Gavi’s third donor pledging conference, the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainties and fears. Families are facing an urgent challenge: how to keep themselves and their children protected and healthy, both physically...

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Preparing for SUN Movement 3.0, a message from the Executive Committee

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

Dear Friends of the SUN Movement, In April 2020, the final report of the Strategic Review of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, 2019-2020, was released. As you are aware, this strategic review process that started in late 2019 built on the findings from the 2018...

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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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