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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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Prevent and reduce stunting in Indonesia with the support of Nutrition International

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International, in partnership with the governments of Indonesia, Australia and Canada, reached 211,000 pregnant women with iron and folic acid supplementation, 720,000 children with two doses of vitamin A and 64,000 children under five suffering from diarrhoea with zinc...

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Understanding the factors that determine maternal nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Alive & Thrive and IFPRI Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, has a high burden of undernutrition. It lags behind national averages in maternal nutrition practices. Despite strong policy and program commitments, many maternal nutrition interventions are not yet reaching...

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Maternity entitlements in Nigeria: policies and practices

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Despite globally accepted knowledge on the benefits of breastfeeding and the contribution of maternity entitlements to increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding, there has been little research on how maternity or paternity leave is practiced in Nigeria, the labour force’s level of compliance, or the government’s...

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Family-friendly policies are critical to increasing breastfeeding rates worldwide

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children, protecting infants against infection, decreasing the risk of obesity and disease, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting nursing mothers against ovarian cancer and breast cancer, the benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are wide spread....

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