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More than USD 27 billion committed to fight malnutrition at nutrition summit

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

| Official press release first published on 8 December 2021 | Tokyo, 8 December 2021 – Governments and donors have pledged more than USD 27 billion at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, held 7-8 December, to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis. Represented by five...

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Call for nominations: Executive Committee alternates

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

Guided by its Strategy for 2021-2025, the SUN Movement entered its third phase this year. Ensuring that global governance mechanisms promote country leadership and enable active participation from all parts of the Movement lies at the heart of effectively implementing this phase of the Movement. The...

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The Cost of Hunger in Africa series: Sudan and The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Cost of Hunger in Africa study estimates the social and economic impacts of child undernutrition and provides evidence supporting investments in human capital for sustainable development in African countries. Led by the African Union Commission (AUC), and implemented by its Member States, the COHA study...

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Baby Friendly Community Initiative: promoting optimal maternal, infant and young child nutrition in The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network

The Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) programme is a comprehensive nutrition and health education package developed by the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) to improve the health and nutritional status of communities. The concept of the BFCI is based on the UNICEF/WHO global strategic initiative of the...

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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Appealing for continued support from the international community for the agency’s global aid effort, WFP spokesperson...

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Building nutrition leadership skills in SUN countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement’s progress relies significantly on national government Focal Points for galvanising in-country stakeholders to come together, align contributions and implement multi-sector plans for improving nutrition. Focal Points are central to multistakeholder nutrition platforms: they are conveners, facilitators, coordinators, problem-solvers...

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Reducing stunting through multisectoral efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

All Hands on Deck Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa A copublication of the Agence française de développement and the World Bank The report book lays the groundwork for more effective multisectoral action on reducing stunting by analyzing and generating empirical evidence useful for informing the...

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