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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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Multi-sectoral nutrition mapping exercise in the Democratic Republic of Congo highlights opportunities for reaching more vulnerable people

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN A government-led mapping exercise was successfully executed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), culminating in a mapping validation workshop on 28 September 2018 in the nation’s capital. The exercise drew upon UN Network support and a...

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Global Hunger Index 2018

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

This year’s Global Hunger Index reveals a distressing gap between the current rate of progress in the fight against hunger and undernutrition and the rate of progress needed to eliminate hunger and alleviate human suffering. The 2018 Global Hunger Index—published jointly by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe—tracks...

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Reducing childhood stunting in Madagascar with a new adaptive approach

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In Madagascar, the World Bank’s team recognized that the country’s stunting crisis could benefit from the Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA). systematic, but flexible and adaptive process. “Stand-alone operations work fine in many contexts, but if you are grappling with an issue as complex as stunting, the...

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Investing in Nutrition for a Better Future in Afghanistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Afghanistan stands to gain enormous benefits by improving nutrition and reducing malnutrition, which can help boost its economic growth, productivity, and human capital development.Investment in better nutrition is needed at a critical time as more than 40 percent of Afghan children are stunted, or of...

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2018 World Breastfeeding Week in the Latin American SUN Countries

  |   SUN Country Network

BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week is to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Join us in our support for breastfeeding mothers. Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that helps every child start out in life on equal terms. It also improves the health,...

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