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Survey: Capturing Nutrition Information

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

Throughout the month of May, the SUN Movement Secretariat is conducting a survey to better understand information to monitor the implementation of actions for people’s nutrition and to evaluate trends in nutritional status.

The approaches used by SUN countries vary – in terms of the types of data that are available, the sources of data, and the ways in which information is used to plan and implement actions for nutrition.  Many SUN countries are now upgrading their information systems for nutrition.  The SUN Movement Secretariat wants to help stakeholders within SUN countries to have better access to the nutrition information they need and to use it to best effect.  To do this we need a better understanding of the information that is currently being accessed and used by those who make decisions relating to people’s nutrition within SUN countries. A three stage process is planned:

  1. An initial survey to understand the information on specific nutrition interventions and nutrition-sensitive strategies that is presently being used within SUN countries;
  2. A further survey to find out which data sources are used to produce nutrition information, and what is the level of disaggregation when data are analyzed;
  3. A qualitative study about nutrition information needs that are presently not being met and options for filling these gaps.

If you would like to help the SUN Movement Secretariat better understand information related to people’s nutrition, please take 10 minutes to complete the survey. 

You will be able to find it through this link: ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL 

Please share the link with colleagues who use nutrition-related information in their work, and encourage them to undertake the survey as well.   

A child is measured at a Community Nutrition Centre in the Mirpur locality, Bangladesh. Photo © Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Prashant Panjiar

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