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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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Nutrition-sensitive investments in agriculture and food systems – Budget analysis guidance note

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Food systems provide for all people’s nutritional needs, while at the same time contributing to sustainable growth. However, the prevalence of child undernutrition remains unacceptably high and is compounded by rising levels of obesity and diet-related chronic diseases. Investments in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems...

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Investing in the data value chain for nutrition in West Africa

  |   SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Transform Nutrition West Africa  by Roos Verstraeten (TNWA/IFPRI), Rebecca Heidkamp (DataDENT) and Barbara Baille (UNICEF) The Together for Nutrition: West African Data Forum was convened in Saly, Senegal in February 2020 by a group of regional and global partners. The group was led by Transform Nutrition...

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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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IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed USD 40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities...

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County governments in Kenya commit to increase resources for nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International At a Nutrition Financing Workshop on February, four Kenyan county governments signed agreements with Nutrition International, committing to increase domestic resources for nutrition programs. Governors from Busia, Vihiga, Nandi and Makueni counties signed the agreements following the launch of their County...

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World Bank and IMF mobilize partners in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund today convened African leaders, bilateral partners, and multilateral institutions to spur faster action on COVID-19 response in African countries. H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Director General of the WHO Dr....

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