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Central and South Asia launch SUN Movement Strategy for 2021-2025

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

On 25 August 2021, a Central and South Asia virtual regional event, attended by some 120 participants from all over the world, took place to launch the SUN Movement Strategy for its third phase (2021-2025). Hosted by Dr Kiran Rupakhetee, Joint Secretary of the National Planning...

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The latest wave of COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on children and their families in South Asia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a USD 164 million appeal for personal protective gear, together with COVID-19 testing and control equipment, to save lives amidst the deadly wave of infections which continues to sweep across South Asia. Across the region of almost 2 billion...

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Nutrition International helped turn food fortification regulations into reality in Pakistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International worked closely with industry and government regulatory bodies to realize widespread fortification of edible oil with vitamin A and D in Pakistan. Oil millers and staff from provincial food authorities share their experiences working with Nutrition International. When asked...

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Indonesia and Pakistan share civil society strategies on preventing adolescent anaemia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

A story by: Asma Afrin Haque, Monitoring & Quality Assurance Specialist, SUN Movement Pooled Fund Adolescence is a critical time of life, where both physical and psycho-social changes occur, and where many learned behaviours take root in an individual’s life-long health.  Adolescents may seem like a narrow...

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Nutrition Can’t Wait: Setting the agenda for adolescent nutrition in the context of COVID-19 and beyond

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* A blog written by Irshad Danish and Jigyasa Nawani from Nutrition International While adolescents form one-sixth of the world’s population, adolescent nutrition remains an underrated agenda in most countries. With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting most health and nutrition welfare services, it has affected the...

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Nutrition Can’t Wait – SUN Civil Society Asia Coordination Group launches advocacy campaign

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

By: Irshad Danish, Nutrition International and Alison Farnham MA, MMedSci, Action for Development #Nutrition Can’t Wait - The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Low and lower middle-income countries are more...

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Multisector collaboration for improved nutrition at the subnational level

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

The determinants of malnutrition are varied, encompassing a range of biological, economic and sociocultural factors. Achieving global targets for reducing undernutrition calls for a multisectoral approach that includes scaled-up, proven, nutrition-specific interventions as well as nutrition-sensitive interventions and approaches.1 The last two decades have seen...

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A call for more innovative policies in Asia-Pacific to ensure food security and nutrition in the wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 requires a greater coordinated response on many policy levels, but particularly to ensure food security and nutrition for billions of people in the vast Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. FAO’s Regional Office...

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