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Kangaroo Mother Care Impact Bond supports neonatal nutrition in Cameroon

  |   SUN Country Network

  A blog written by: Hortance Manjo (KMC DIB Programme Manager) and Marie-Alphie Dallest (Social Finance) The Kangaroo Mother Care Development Impact Bond (DIB) aims to reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity by scaling up Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) practice in public hospitals across Cameroon. At present, for...

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Baby Friendly Community Initiative: promoting optimal maternal, infant and young child nutrition in The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network

The Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) programme is a comprehensive nutrition and health education package developed by the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) to improve the health and nutritional status of communities. The concept of the BFCI is based on the UNICEF/WHO global strategic initiative of the...

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How broader nutrition-based coordination tackles cultural taboos and empowers women in Sri Lanka

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN From December 2018 to March 2020, the World Food Program (WFP), part of the UN [nutrition] Network (UNN) in Sri Lanka, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), joined forces to launch the Community Health Advanced through...

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Tajikistan commits to 1,000 Golden Days Strategy to improve nutrition and development outcomes among children

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Tajikistan has approved a social and behaviour change strategy to reduce stunting and improve the health outcomes of children nationwide. The strategy is the first national social and behavior change strategy to be adopted officially in the nation, developed with the participation...

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Breastmilk substitutes call to action – The road to code compliance

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The health, nutrition and well-being of women and infants worldwide is a global concern and public health imperative ​Breastfeeding in line with global recommendations is vital to making progress as it provides health benefits to both women and children. With this in mind, nearly 40 years ago, the...

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Defending gender equality in nutrition when responding to COVID-19

  |   SUN Donor Network

* Blog written by Emmanuel Trépanier Gender Equality Advisor, TAN and originally published by Nutrition International  The COVID-19 global pandemic is having repercussions of epic proportions. In addition to the enormous number of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide which stretch national health systems to their limits, confinement is...

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New frameworks of action for complementary feeding and maternal nutrition in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The National Nutrition Centre of the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Sports and UNICEF presented Frameworks of Action for Complementary Feeding and Maternal Nutrition at an event that included participants from several ministries including the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry...

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