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Uganda: Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners discuss advancing nutrition

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| First published by WHO on 29 November 2021 |  Kampala, 29 November 2021 - The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the country’s stakeholders on nutrition discussed advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda in a one-day symposium, convened by the Ministry of Health, under the theme ‘Strengthening...

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Poor diets and resulting malnutrition continue to be unacceptably high, finds Global Nutrition Report 2021

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The 2021 Global Nutrition Report, launched today, Tuesday 23 November 2021, finds that, despite some progress, diets are not getting healthier and make increasing demands on the environment, while unacceptable levels of malnutrition persist. The high human, environmental and economic costs of continuing our current...

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Kenya: NICHE programme benefits vulnerable children, and mothers

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© UNICEF/UNI377887/Bongyereirwe *Originally published by Kenya News Agency on 5 October 2021, written by Anthony Melly There is relief for vulnerable children under the age of two years, and pregnant and lactating mothers in West Pokot and North Pokot sub-counties after the Kenyan government launched a programme...

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Afghanistan: Food supply for millions could run out this month

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Photo: UNICEF Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out as soon as this month, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to step up support for the country. Story first published by UN News on 1 September 2021. Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative...

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Children pushed into severe acute malnutrition could increase by more than double this year in Haiti

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Haiti: funding gap threatens the lives of nearly 86,000 children. The number of children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti could increase by more than double this year, warned UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Gough, who concluded a...

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Government of Indonesia and Nutrition International share lessons from adolescent nutrition intervention to prevent anaemia

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* Originally published by Nutrition International  Nutrition International, in partnership with the governments of Indonesia, Australia, and Canada, concluded the Prevention of Anaemia in Adolescent Girls – MITRA Youth program. Implemented in ten districts each of East Java and East Nusa Tenggara provinces, the program reached...

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Tackling hunger and malnutrition among vulnerable communities in Burkina Faso

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of USD7 million from Japan to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable populations in a country hard-hit by the combined effects of insecurity, recurrent climate shocks, rising food prices, and the socio-economic impacts of the global...

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Acute food insecurity on the rise as the Central African Republic reels from impacts of conflict and COVID-19

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Nearly half of the population - 47 percent - suffers from high and surging acute food insecurity in the Central African Republic as the country reels from the impacts of ongoing conflict and COVID-19, and braces for another harsh May-August lean season, warn the Food and...

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