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Early years nutrition and child development project in Benin supported by the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of USD 50 million to support the government of Benin’s efforts to reduce stunting and improve early childhood development outcomes in children under five years of age. The five-year Early Years Nutrition and Child Development Project...

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Improving nutrition and food security in Myanmar with the support of FAO

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Myanmar and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today signed a multi-year framework agreement that will create an enabling environment to improve nutrition and food security in Myanmar, while safeguarding and sustainably managing the use of natural resources. The Country Programming Framework...

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Children suffering chronic malnutrition in the eastern province of Cameroon

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

According to information provided by the Nutrition Focal Point in the Regional Public Health Department for the Eastern Province, the situation is grim. “Surveys conducted by UNICEF in 2018 indicate that 35.4 percent of children are suffering from chronic malnutrition, resulting in serious growth stunting...

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Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand bear highest burden of child malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

* Originally published by The New Indian Express The dubious distinction of having the highest number of parliamentary constituencies with children suffering from malnutrition and several parliamentary constituencies with children suffering from malnutrition-related problems, that must be addressed immediately goes to Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, says...

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Private stakeholders consultations on integrating nutrition in primary education in Somalia

  |   SUN Country Network

Office of the Somali Prime on Sunday the 30th of December 2018 held consultations on integrating primary curriculum for the private  education providers stakeholders in Mogadishu. Nearly 50 Participants from key educational level institutions in Mogadishu and scholars attended the one day consultative discussion on the importance...

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Humanitarian assistance continues to prevent a massive human catastrophe in Yemen but it is not enough

  |   SUN UN Network

As many as 20 million Yemenis are food insecure in the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Already, 15.9 million people wake up hungry, according to the latest Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis which was released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the...

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The African Development Bank launches a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses USD 25 billion per year in costs attributed to child morbidity...

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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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Viet Nam faces double health burden, malnutrition and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

Viet Nam is facing a dual burden of malnutrition and obesity, as its rapid development over the past two decades has resulted in the emergence of developed-world health issues without completely eradicating hunger. At a recent press conference, the National Institute of Nutrition’s Micronutrient Department deputy...

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