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Reducing the prevalence of stunting in the DRC with the support of the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a total financing of USD 502 million for the Multisectoral Nutrition and Health project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This funding comprises a USD 246 million credit and a USD 246 grant from the...

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Changing behaviours for an anaemia-free pregnancy in Indonesia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International In the Manggarai Barat district of East Nusa Tenggara, midwife Rosina Flaviana Susianawati, popularly known as Osi, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that women in her region have a healthy pregnancy, free from anaemia. Anaemia during pregnancy increases...

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2018 World Breastfeeding Week in the Latin American SUN Countries

  |   SUN Country Network

BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week is to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Join us in our support for breastfeeding mothers. Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that helps every child start out in life on equal terms. It also improves the health,...

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World Breastfeeding Week in SUN Movement Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week helps raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding.  Why? Because breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and children around the world.  Kenya and Swaziland...

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Guatemala seeks to implement the Grow Up Healthy nutrition and health project to combat chronic malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Guatemala is seeking to implement a multi-annual programme entitled 'Grow Up Healthy', which aims to help combat chronic malnutrition in seven priority departments, an official source said today. "This plan aims to improve selected practices, services and behaviours known to be key determinants...

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Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code – Status Report 2018

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by countries. The report documents the adoption of new legislation implementing the Code in a few...

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WHO supports stabilization centres to treat malnourished children in South Sudan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In South Sudan, food insecurity continues to deteriorate to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) due to displacement, restrictions on movement and trade flows, and limited access to normal livelihoods activities. As measured on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), 63 per cent of the total...

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“Right Start”, Nutrition International’s initiative to improve nutrition in the Philippines

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

On 17 October 2017, Nutrition International launched the ‘Right Start Initiative’ in the Philippines to improve nutrition for pregnant women, newborns, infants and young children in the Philippines. Supported by the Government of Canada, Right Start aims to reduce anaemia in pregnant women and young children, and low...

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