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Malawi’s Minister of Health supports a local business to launch a new complementary food product

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

On 18 November 2016, VALID Nutition, a member of the SUN Business Network, launched a new Ready-to-Use Complementary Food (RUCF) in Lilongwe, Malawi. The product was formally launched by Dr. Peter Kumpalume, MP and Minister for Health, Malawi. The RUCF, also known as Small...

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Nutrition awareness spikes with phase two of Pakistan’s civil society campaign

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

From 20 to 22 November 2016, the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance in Pakistan (SUNCSA-Pak) launched the second phase of their #InvestInNutrition campaign with support from the Micronutrient Initiative. The campaign built on the success of the first phase of the campaign which was...

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New UNICEF report makes the case for breastfeeding and appropriate complementary feeding

  |   SUN UN Network

In October 2016, UNICEF published a new report titled, "From the First Hour of Life: Making the case for improved infant and young child feeding everywhere,". It provides a global status update on infant and young child feeding practices and puts forth recommendations for improving...

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ReSAKSS Conference leverages existing initiatives to scale up nutrition in Africa

  |   SUN Donor Network

From  18-22 October 2016,  the 2016 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Annual Conference was held in Accra, Ghana under the theme  “Achieving a Nutrition Revolution for Africa: The Road to Healthier Diets and Optimal Nutrition”. The event was convened by the International Food...

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Pakistan’s civil society mobilises mass media for an incredibly successful nutrition campaign

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

From 15-17 October 2016, the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance in Pakistan (SUNCSA-Pak) launched the first phase of their #InvestInNutrition campaign with support from the Micronutrient Iniative. The campaign coincided with World Food Day which helped to further catalyse attention towards advocacy efforts in...

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Human Capital Summit shines a spotlight on the need for investment in the early years

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 6 October 2016, the World Bank Group convened a groundbreaking Human Capital Summit on the opening day of their Annual Meetings, to make the economic case for investing in the early years of children to drive future growth and development. Ministers from nine countries...

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Investments in nutrition mobilised for the full potential and quality of human capital in Côte d’Ivoire

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

From 15-16 September 2016, a donor round table was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to mobilise resources for the implementation of the Côte d'Ivoire National and Multisectoral Nutrition Plan (2016-2020). The nutrition plan was adopted at an event chaired by President Alassane Ouattara in May...

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