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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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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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