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Baby Friendly Community Initiative: promoting optimal maternal, infant and young child nutrition in The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network

The Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) programme is a comprehensive nutrition and health education package developed by the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) to improve the health and nutritional status of communities. The concept of the BFCI is based on the UNICEF/WHO global strategic initiative of the...

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Mobilizing ambitious and impactful commitments for mainstreaming nutrition in health systems

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Progress towards good health for all and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible when Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is achieved: when everyone, everywhere has access to health services, without risk of financial ruin or impoverishment. As malnutrition increases the risk of illness and...

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The power of connecting vaccines and good nutrition

  |   SUN Donor Network

*Blog by SUN Movement Coordinator Gerda Verburg on the occasion of Gavi’s third donor pledging conference, the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainties and fears. Families are facing an urgent challenge: how to keep themselves and their children protected and healthy, both physically...

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New brief: Nutrition in Universal Health Coverage

  |   SUN UN Network

The brief provides the reader with information and key messages to transform health systems towards the integration of essential nutrition actions as an important component for achieving quality universal health coverage (UHC). It reinforces the understanding that malnutrition in all its forms threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals...

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Reducing the prevalence of stunting in the DRC with the support of the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a total financing of USD 502 million for the Multisectoral Nutrition and Health project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This funding comprises a USD 246 million credit and a USD 246 grant from the...

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Afghanistan Nutrition Cluster – Annual Report

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The nutritional situation in Afghanistan continues to be alarming. Ongoing conflict, low access to basic services, and impact of natural disasters have exacerbated the existing vulnerabilities of communities, contributing towards high rates of acute malnutrition, which are reflected in severity of acute malnutrition map below. The...

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