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Nutrition International’s new online tool to calculate cost-effectiveness of prenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International A new online tool will help governments determine the health benefits and budget impact of transitioning from iron and folic acid supplementation (IFAS) to multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) in their maternal health programs. The Nutrition International MMS Cost-Benefit Tool, developed in...

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The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned in a new report on children, food and nutrition. The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least...

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WHO and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation working together to fight malnutrition in Yemen

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

WHO and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) are working together to fight malnutrition in Yemen. This valued partner has generously donated critical funding in the amount of EUR 2 million in support of the nutrition response in Yemen. This  is a testament to...

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World Bank and UNICEF call for solid steps to address child undernutrition in Viet Nam

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Child undernutrition remains a significant development challenge in Viet Nam, representing a staggering yet avoidable loss to the nation’s human capital and economic growth potential. The worrying prevalence of undernutrition among Vietnamese children, especially among ethnic minorities, calls for a new approach to bring about transformational...

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Understanding the factors that determine maternal nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Alive & Thrive and IFPRI Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, has a high burden of undernutrition. It lags behind national averages in maternal nutrition practices. Despite strong policy and program commitments, many maternal nutrition interventions are not yet reaching...

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Afghanistan celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2019

  |   SUN Country Network

The International Breastfeeding Week was celebrated at the Sapidar Palace with the participation of H.E. Dr. Abdallah Abdullah the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and AFSeN-A stakeholders including the Minister of Public Health, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, State Minister for...

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Family-friendly policies are critical to increasing breastfeeding rates worldwide

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children, protecting infants against infection, decreasing the risk of obesity and disease, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting nursing mothers against ovarian cancer and breast cancer, the benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are wide spread....

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