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World Breastfeeding Week in SUN Movement Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa

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

BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week helps raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding.  Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and children around the world.  Kenya and Swaziland...

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Costa Rica prioritises reducing overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Costa Rica, working together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and with the support of international experts, analysed the principal challenges and opportunities for achieving more sustainable food systems that contribute to combating malnutrition and rural poverty. According...

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Guatemala seeks to implement the Grow Up Healthy nutrition and health project to combat chronic malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Guatemala is seeking to implement a multi-annual programme entitled 'Grow Up Healthy', which aims to help combat chronic malnutrition in seven priority departments, an official source said today. "This plan aims to improve selected practices, services and behaviours known to be key determinants...

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Afghanistan’s Chief Executive joins World Breastfeeding Week celebrations

  |   SUN Country Network

This year the World Breastfeeding Week with the slogan of “BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life” was widely celebrated in Afghanistan under the umbrella of Afghanistan Food Security & Nutrition (AFSeN) Agenda. In Kabul, the celebration event was organized by AFSeN Agenda Technical Secretariat and relevant stakeholders including...

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Multi-sectoral strategy to combat child anaemia and malnutrition in Peru

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Peru is planning to dramatically reduce levels of child anaemia and malnutrition, one of its primary targets in the social sphere, using a multi-sectoral strategy involving the mobilization of social programme promoters and community agents. “"Combating anaemia is the priority for the Government...

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Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code – Status Report 2018

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by countries. The report documents the adoption of new legislation implementing the Code in a few...

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WHO supports stabilization centres to treat malnourished children in South Sudan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In South Sudan, food insecurity continues to deteriorate to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) due to displacement, restrictions on movement and trade flows, and limited access to normal livelihoods activities. As measured on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), 63 per cent of the total...

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