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Civil Society Organizations Unite To Scale Up Nutrition in Rwanda

  |   Blogs, SUN Civil Society Network

Cecile Teteli On March 25 2015 – Catholic Relief Services-Rwanda (CRS-Rwanda), together with partners, facilitated the establishment of the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) in Rwanda. Fifty-nine civil society organizations (CSOs) working in nutrition participated as founding members of the Alliance, supported by...

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The Government of Canada announces $130 million in new funding for nutrition

  |   SUN Donor Network

On 14 July 2015, $130 million in new funding was announced by the Government of Canada for the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) to reach the world’s most vulnerable women and children with critical nutrition interventions. MI recognises that malnutrition remains one of the most persistent global...

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New video showcases the nutrition funding work underway in Nepal and Uganda

  |   SUN Donor Network

In July 2015, a new video was released through Secure Nutrition, a World Bank Knowledge Platform, to showcase nutrition budgeting work that has been taking place since 2013. The USAID funded global nutrition project, Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), has been working with country partners...

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Nutrition at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From 13th - 16th July 2015, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference was the first of three crucial events this year with the potential to set the world on a path towards a prosperous and sustainable future. It's...

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Ethiopia commits to ending undernutrition by 2030 with the Seqota Declaration

  |   SUN Country Network

On 15th July 2015, Ethiopia declared to end child malnutrition by 2030 with the launch of their Seqota Declaration. The launch was announced by Ethiopia's Minister of Health, Kesete Admasu, during a side event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The Seqota...

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New Scorecard | Investment in child health saves 34 million children worldwide

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

On 4th July 2015, a new analysis was published in The Lancet entitled “Keeping score: fostering accountability for children’s lives”. The analysis reveals that more than 34 million children’s lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programmes. In the poorest...

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New figures declare that financing must be tripled to achieve stunting goals

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

On 14th July 2015, the event "Financing Growth: Mobilizing Leadership and Investment in Nutrition" was held in the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) to build the investment case for nutrition. New estimates shared by the World Bank reveal that an additional $8.50 per child under...

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Ban Ki-moon launches a new financing facility to invest in women, children and adolescents

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

On 13th July 2015, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, formally launched the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child. Global health leaders were joined by representatives of the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States for the...

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Africa’s Regional Nutrition Strategy is launched by the King of Lesotho

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 13th July 2015, the event "Harnessing Innovative financing for Nutrition in Africa", set a major stage for the launching of the African Regional Nutrition Strategy by His Majesty, King Letsie III, King of Lesotho. The event was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with NEPAD...

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Sierra Leone revamps their plan and pursues food & nutrition security for all

  |   SUN Country Network

On 2nd July 2015, Sierra Leone's Vice President, Victor Bockarie Foh, launched the Food and Nutrition Security Implementation (FNSI) plan as part of the country's efforts in Scaling Up Nutrition. In his keynote address, Vice President Foh spoke on the importance of the FNSI Plan which, as...

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