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Family-friendly policies are critical to increasing breastfeeding rates worldwide

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children, protecting infants against infection, decreasing the risk of obesity and disease, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting nursing mothers against ovarian cancer and breast cancer, the benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are wide spread....

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The 2019 nutrition promotion month kicks off in Myanmar

  |   SUN UN Network

The Nutrition Promotion Month (2019) with the theme of ‘’Invest in Nutrition: Join Hands in Building the Nation’’ will be conducted throughout August by seeking attention to the importance of coordinated effort to support good nutrition for all populations in Myanmar. With the leadership of...

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Key partners formalize commitment to work jointly to address food and nutrition security in Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

In partnership with the African Union, leaders of four multilateral agencies – The African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank-- called a high-level meeting with development partners on...

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Multi-sectoral platforms and provincial civil society networks for eradicating malnutrition in Burundi

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

The Civil Society Network (CSN) for Scaling Up Nutrition, in collaboration with the NGO Concern Worldwide, organized in Cankuzo commune and province (eastern Burundi) a workshop for launching multi-sectoral platforms and provincial civil society networks for nutrition and food security, in favor of the administrative...

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Launch of the 2019-2020 SUN Business Network pitch competition

  |   SUN Business Network

*Originally published by the SUN Business Network "Showcasing SMEs that are innovatively improving diet and tackling malnutrition" The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network, in collaboration with key partners, has launched the second edition of the SUN Pitch Competition for 2019/2020. The SUN Pitch Competition will support innovative solutions for...

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Cambodia launches project to tackle malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Cambodia launched a five-year nutrition project, aiming at improving the quality of health and nutrition services provided to mothers and children in the country. Speaking at the project launching ceremony here, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said the 53-million-U.S. dollar project was jointly funded by the Cambodian...

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Empower parents, enable breastfeeding: World Breastfeeding Week 2019

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

World Breastfeeding Week (#WBW2019) is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support...

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