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The SUN Movement celebrates 2021 World Breastfeeding Week

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Monthly Newsletter, SUN UN Network

Each year, from 1-7 August, countries, organisations and nutrition champions celebrate World Breastfeeding Week all over the world. In 2021, under its theme ‘Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility’, this week served as an important a time to revisit the commitments made at the start of...

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Costa Rica launches dietary guidelines for children under 2: only 39.7% have an adequate diet

  |   SUN Country Network

On 11 August, during World Breastfeeding Week 2021, Costa Rica launched dietary guidelines focusing specifically on nutrition during the critical first 1,000-day window of opportunity, from conception until a girl or boy is two years old. These guidelines aim to improve eating habits and reduce...

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Côte d’Ivoire: interview with Françoise N’Guessan, Marahoué Regional Coordinator and tireless nutrition activist

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

“The baby was stunted in utero, we needed millet porridge to make him fat.” "Exclusive breastfeeding isn't a good idea. With the heat, add water so that the baby is not thirsty.” It was not uncommon to hear this sort of advice in the region of Marahoué,...

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40th anniversary of the international code of marketing breastmilk substitutes

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Joint statement from Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General In 1981, health officials from around the world gathered at the World Health Assembly to address aggressive marketing tactics by the infant and young child feeding industry, which was promoting formula...

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Encouraging signs for breastfeeding campaigners in Sierra Leone

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Adapted from: “Pujehun: Encouraging signs for breastfeeding campaigners,” by FOCUS 1000, SUN Pooled Fund 2nd Interim Report - Annexes, Place of Publication: Grant report.  Adapted with permission. It’s Friday and it’s “Antenatal Day” at the Potoru Health Center. On this day pregnant women and lactating mothers from...

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Viet Nam’s national nutrition strategy for 2021-2030: More equitable, resilient, and sustainable food and health systems

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

*A blog by Phuong Huynh, the National Institute of Nutrition, and Linh Phan, Alive & Thrive/SUN Civil Society Alliance Viet Nam Viet Nam is at the vanguard of baby and infant development among Southeast Asian countries. Results from a recent national nutrition survey show that Viet...

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Joint statement advocating for stronger regulation of breast-milk substitutes in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) United Nations Network (UNN) in Myanmar, which brings together UNICEF, FAO, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, WFP and WHO,  welcomed with great appreciation the recent announcement by the Myanmar Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that prohibits the consumption of unqualified batches...

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Lao PDR adopts the marketing of breastmilk substitutes decree to protect and promote breastfeeding

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Lao PDR reached a new milestone by adopting the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) Decree to protect and promote breastfeeding in the country. The decree, a national legislation, is in line with the global guidance and commitments, namely the International Code of...

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Nutrition Can’t Wait – SUN Civil Society Asia Coordination Group launches advocacy campaign

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

By: Irshad Danish, Nutrition International and Alison Farnham MA, MMedSci, Action for Development #Nutrition Can’t Wait - The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Low and lower middle-income countries are more...

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