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New champions initiative will create an “African Leaders for Nutrition” high-level body to advocate for diverse initiatives to end malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

In March 2016, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have called for the creation of a high-level body - “African Leaders for Nutrition” (ALN) which will champion the implementation of diverse policies and interventions to address malnutrition in all its forms...

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United Kingdom Department for International Development seeks a technical assistance provider for SUN Countries

  |   SUN Donor Network

Until 18 April 2016, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking a service provider for the supply of technical assistance to SUN Countries. The contract start date will be 31 August 2016 and will run for four years. The technical assistance will build...

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Non-communicable disease programme directors and managers convene at the first WHO global meeting in Geneva

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 February 2016, the First World Health Organization (WHO) Global Meeting of National Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) Programme Directors and Managers was convened in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting provided a key opportunity for national NCD programme directors and managers to exchange local...

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Pakistan launches a provincial level SUN Secretariat in the Punjab Province

  |   SUN Country Network

On 18 January 2016, a provincial level SUN Movement Secretariat was launched in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The event was organised by the Planning and Development Board with the support of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Pakistan’s national SUN Movement Secretariat. Mr. Raja Ashfaq Sarwar,...

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The Minister of Health launches Niger’s first Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 15 January 2016, the Government of Niger launched its first multi-sectoral nutrition security strategy titled “Politique national multisectorielle de sécurité nutritionnelle” (PNSN), focused on the engagement of various stakeholder groups in the fight against malnutrition. The launch concludes over six months of development, including...

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Civil Society proposes agriculture policy reform to curb malnutrition in Zambia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

On 13 January 2016, Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance (CSO-SUN) in collaboration with the Center for Trade, Policy and Development (CTPD) made a joint submission to the Zambia Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture to reform the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). The submission called...

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