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Making adolescent nutrition a priority in Tanzania with the support of Nutrition International

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Adolescents in Tanzania comprise nearly 20 per cent of the population. Harnessing their potential is critical for the country’s social and economic development, yet they are faced with many challenges including high rates of child marriage, pregnancy and malnutrition. Confronted with these challenges, the Ministry of...

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Pakistan dietary guidelines for better nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Pakistan Dietary Guidelines for Better Nutrition (PDGN) are comprehensive country specific guidelines for the general public to adopt healthy eating practices, and prevent and reduce the risk of infectious and chronic diseases. These guidelines are simple to adopt, provide age and gender appropriate and...

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Costa Rica at the forefront of the fight against overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

The Ministry of Health, with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is leading efforts to implement the Letter of Commitment by promoting participatory governance, using actions designed at the interinstitutional and intersectoral levels with groups involved with food...

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Multi-sectoral strategy to combat child anaemia and malnutrition in Peru

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Peru is planning to dramatically reduce levels of child anaemia and malnutrition, one of its primary targets in the social sphere, using a multi-sectoral strategy involving the mobilization of social programme promoters and community agents. “"Combating anaemia is the priority for the Government...

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Nigerian businesses come together to learn about nutrition communication and social media marketing

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

On 8 June 2017, the SUN Business Network in Nigeria held a 1-day workshop on “Nutrition Communication and Social Media Marketing" to build the capacity of Network members to deliver good nutrition messages and grow their businesses. The workshop comes at a time where the...

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SPRING/Senegal Partners with Six Local Radio Stations to Promote Nutrition, Hygiene, and Gender Best Practices

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Due to the relatively short, two-year duration of the program, SPRING’s work in Senegal relies on key partnerships with local producer organizations and media outlets to extend the reach of nutrition messages. Community radio programs, which are widely patronized in the three regions where SPRING...

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Cash transfers, behavior change, and resilience in Niger’s Adaptive Social Safety Nets Program

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

In 2016, the project added components to promote an adaptive social protection system in Niger. These include mechanisms to make social protection interventions more responsive to shocks and allow poor and vulnerable households to build their resilience. The goal of this newer program is to...

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