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Madagascar celebrates National Nutrition Day focusing on the prevention of chronic malnutrition

  |   Not classified, SUN Country Network

On 23 and 24 June 2017, in Fianarantsoa, ​​Madagascar, National Nutrition Day was celebrated on the theme: "Investing in the prevention of chronic malnutrition, guaranteeing human capital for economic and sustainable social development". Programs to combat malnutrition are no longer seen as ad hoc responses to those in...

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The African Development Bank launches a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses USD 25 billion per year in costs attributed to child morbidity...

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Nutrition Africa Investor Forum to help raise finance for high-impact nutrition businesses in the continent

  |   SUN Business Network

Over 200 delegates, including dealmakers, entrepreneurs and investors met at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (NAIF) on October 16-17 – World Food Day — in Nairobi, Kenya, to explore partnerships, access business finance and enter new markets. Over these two days, selected Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)...

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Reducing childhood stunting in Madagascar with a new adaptive approach

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In Madagascar, the World Bank’s team recognized that the country’s stunting crisis could benefit from the Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA). systematic, but flexible and adaptive process. “Stand-alone operations work fine in many contexts, but if you are grappling with an issue as complex as stunting, the...

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Civil society pushes for more public spending on nutrition in East and Southern Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Civil societies from Eastern and Southern Africa have called on governments to increase spending on initiatives aimed at fighting malnutrition. The groups have proposed that governments increase their spending from 0.54 per cent of their national budgets to 3 per cent to bolster efforts to...

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Madagascar to reduce child stunting through a transformative new 10-year program

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On December 2017, the Government of Madagascar and the World Bank launched an ambitious program that will support efforts to reduce child stunting (low height for age) through a Multiphase Programmatic Approach. The Improving Nutrition Outcomes Program was approved by the World Bank. It will...

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