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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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Early years nutrition and child development project in Benin supported by the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of USD 50 million to support the government of Benin’s efforts to reduce stunting and improve early childhood development outcomes in children under five years of age. The five-year Early Years Nutrition and Child Development Project...

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Benin to boost food and nutrition security with the support of IFAD

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Over 51,000 households in Benin will benefit from a USD 104.4 million project that aims to reduce rural poverty through a value chain approach, which can contribute to reducing food imports and improving the competitiveness of small farmers’ products in national and global markets. The financing...

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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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Japan supports WFP to scale up nutrition programme in Ghana

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

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of USD 5 million from the Government of Japan which will enable the scale-up of an important programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana. “We’re extremely grateful for Japan’s generous donation which will...

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Taking stock: a progress report on Nutrition for Growth

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

  Article written by Nandini Pillai* and originally published by ACTION This World Food Day, ACTION is reflecting on progress made over the last five years to fill the gap in financing for nutrition by releasing Following the Funding: Nutrition for Growth — Progress Report. It includes ACTION’s...

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Investing in Nutrition for a Better Future in Afghanistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Afghanistan stands to gain enormous benefits by improving nutrition and reducing malnutrition, which can help boost its economic growth, productivity, and human capital development. Investment in better nutrition is needed at a critical time as more than 40 percent of Afghan children are stunted, or of...

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Civil society pushes for more public spending on nutrition in East and Southern Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Civil societies from Eastern and Southern Africa have called on governments to increase spending on initiatives aimed at fighting malnutrition. The groups have proposed that governments increase their spending from 0.54 per cent of their national budgets to 3 per cent to bolster efforts to...

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WFP to support Tanzania’s battle to end malnutrition and stunting

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

According to the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, stunting should be fought from all fronts as it also affects GDP growth. Addressing a news conference over the weekend, Beasley said the WFP’s four-year country strategic plan (CSP) for Tanzania, launched...

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