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Viet Nam faces double health burden, malnutrition and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

Viet Nam is facing a dual burden of malnutrition and obesity, as its rapid development over the past two decades has resulted in the emergence of developed-world health issues without completely eradicating hunger. At a recent press conference, the National Institute of Nutrition’s Micronutrient Department deputy...

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Inequality exacerbates hunger, malnutrition and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report. The Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security 2018, focuses on the close...

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World leaders pledge funds to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents

  |   SUN Donor Network

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child today announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and the...

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UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN UN Network

Four specialized agencies of the United Nations today warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030. The warning came...

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Parliamentarians’ action key to ending hunger and ensuring healthy and sustainable diets for all

  |   SUN UN Network

More than two hundred parliamentary representatives from different countries all over the world participated in the first Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition in Madrid. This event reaffirmed the political commitment to ensure that everybody has access to sufficient and quality food. 821 million people...

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Multi-sectoral nutrition mapping exercise in the Democratic Republic of Congo highlights opportunities for reaching more vulnerable people

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN A government-led mapping exercise was successfully executed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), culminating in a mapping validation workshop on 28 September 2018 in the nation’s capital. The exercise drew upon UN Network support and a...

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The Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Haiti seeks to refine the draft law on school feeding

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Parliamentary Front against Hunger (PFH) in Haiti, together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), organized a workshop in Port-au-Prince on 10 October to report on departmental consultations regarding the draft law on school feeding with the aim of finalizing...

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