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Obesity, health and economic consequences of an impending global challenge

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, evidence shows that over 70 percent of the world's 2 billion overweight and obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs, and lower productivity, obesity is a...

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New frameworks of action for complementary feeding and maternal nutrition in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The National Nutrition Centre of the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Sports and UNICEF presented Frameworks of Action for Complementary Feeding and Maternal Nutrition at an event that included participants from several ministries including the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry...

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The cost of a nutritious diet for nutrition programs assessed In Kyrgyzstan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in the Kyrgyz Republic presented the results of a large-scale assessment of “Filling the nutrient gap” based on estimates of the cost of diets. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic for Social Affairs Altynay Omurbekova, representatives...

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Kathmandu call to action on women and girls’ nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Written by Alina Meyer and originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN) Secretariat co-hosted the 2019 SUN Global Gathering’s gender workshop, entitled “Productive, not just reproductive! The power of gender equality and empowering women and girls to scale up...

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Guatemala launches Grand National Crusade for Nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

Guatemala launched one of President Alejandro Giammattei’s most significant projects in January: its Grand National Crusade for Nutrition. It will focus on detecting cases of malnutrition in 114 priority municipalities in order to eliminate this scourge from the population. The priority focus will be on high...

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