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Ethiopia sets new standards for the management of acute malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Every month over 25,000 children with severe acute malnutrition are admitted to hospitals across Ethiopia. If not identified early and treated properly, these children could die. Survivors are more likely to perform poorly in school and, once grown up, girls are more likely to suffer...

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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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Pilot project to fortify wheat to fight malnutrition in Pakistan with the support of WFP

  |   SUN UN Network

The National Fortification Alliance (NFA) of Pakistan, with technical support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and funding from the Australian Government launched a pilot project to fight malnutrition by fortifying wheat flour in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. This project will support chakkis (small-scale...

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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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Afghanistan celebrates the New Solar Year launching the National Nutrition Strategy

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The National Nutrition Strategy launched in first week of the New Solar Year (1397) aims at improving nutrition status of population, particularly infants, young children, adolescents, and women of reproductive age. The strategy is developed and approved for 5 years (2019 to 2023) with a...

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Burkina Faso’s Common Nutrition Narrative outlines the measures taken by UN agencies to improve nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN Burkina Faso has taken great strides to address malnutrition in the country, including concerted efforts to strengthen nutrition governance. Since 2015, the UN Network, through its intensive arm –REACH– has worked closely with the SUN Government Focal...

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Improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan with the support of FAO and Denmark

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

The Kingdom of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Kabul and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to more than 142,000 drought-affected vulnerable livestock herders and pastoralists and their families in six of the worst drought-affected provinces of Afghanistan.  Under this project, vulnerable livestock herders in areas hardest hit by drought will receive high-quality...

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