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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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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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SUN Movement Coordinator: “Improved nutrition is a maker and marker of development that needs collaboration and investment”

  |   SUN Country Network

SUN Movement Coordinator, Gerda Verburg, participated in the National Food and Nutrition Summit in Lusaka during her visit to Zambia, which has been a member of the SUN Movement since December 2010. The conference, focused on the theme “Investing in Food and Nutrition for Accelerated National Development – Walk...

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Issue 8 of ENN’s Nutrition Exchange is out now!

  |   SUN Country Network

Launched in July 2018, Nutrition Exchange Issue 8 features articles on community kitchens and school feeding programmes in Lebanon; Ecuador’s policies to tackle overweight and obesity; efforts in Pakistan to 'fill the nutrient gap'; initiatives to make agriculture ‘nutrition-sensitive’ in Ethiopia and Zambia; and many other ‘good reads’. ...

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