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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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The SUN Movement celebrates 2021 World Breastfeeding Week

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Monthly Newsletter, SUN UN Network

Each year, from 1-7 August, countries, organisations and nutrition champions celebrate World Breastfeeding Week all over the world. In 2021, under its theme ‘Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility’, this week served as an important a time to revisit the commitments made at the start of...

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Zimbabwe’s MSPs and their contribution to the food and nutrition security information system

  |   SUN Country Network

Zimbabwe has established functional Multi-sectoral platforms (MSPs) from national to sub-national level, responsible for implementing a coordinated and holistic response to food and nutrition insecurity in the country. The Food and Nutrition Council (FNC), also the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Convener, has the mandate to...

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COVID-19 impacting the health and wellbeing of children and families in Zimbabwe

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by the SUN Civil Society Network The outbreak of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe is having drastic consequences to the health and wellbeing of children and their families in both urban and rural communities. Infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are facing significant risks...

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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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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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UK contribution to assist Zimbabweans during hunger season

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a £3.95 million (USD5 million) contribution from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to its 2018/19 Lean Season Assistance programme in Zimbabwe. The contribution will help WFP to provide cash-based food assistance to some 97,000...

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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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