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New guidebook supports integrated approaches to undernutrition with WASH activities

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

In January 2017, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) launched a new guidebook to support multi-sectoral solutions to undernutrition through improved integrated approaches with the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH). It is an operational guidebook which demonstrates the importance of both supplementing nutrition programmes with...

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Nutrition at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Donor Network

From 17-20 January 2017, around 3,000 global leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum to tackle issues threatening the world today. Davos revolves around the idea that the only way to address big challenges is to talk to...

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The seventh issue of Nutrition Exchange is now available

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Launched in January 2017, this seventh issue of Nutrition Exchange introduces an exciting new phase in the publication’s development where ENN will now be publishing NEX twice a year and will bring together experiences and learning from SUN Countries as well as other content. It...

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Aung San Suu Kyi launches campaign to tackle malnutrition in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network

On 25 January 2017, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi chaired the first ever National Coordination Meeting on Nutrition in Pakokku, Magway Region of Myanmar. The meeting brought together five government ministers (Health and Sports, Social Welfare, Education, Religious Affairs, and Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation), six donor countries,...

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Mexico tackles malnutrition with the PROSPERA social protection program

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN in Practice

Despite important progress in poverty reduction, significant segments of the Mexican population still face food insecurity and nutrition challenges. The Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) documents that in 2012, as many as 27.4 million people (23.3 percent of the total population) reported some deprivation related...

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Panorama report on food and nutrition a wake up call for governments in Latin America and the Caribbean

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 19 January 2017, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched the Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean report....

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The #EarlyMomentsMatter – Children need adequate nutrition, stimulation, love and protection

  |   SUN UN Network

On 10 January 2017, UNICEF launched the new #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign with support from the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain....

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Improving Nutrition and Health for Pregnant and Lactating Women

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Nutrition for women in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and over the first two years of the child’s life is of utmost importance for the survival, health and development of mothers and their children. This research brief on nutrition and health integration across the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child,...

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