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“There is a strong interest to set up a functional Multi-Sectoral Platform in Lesotho to fight against malnutrition”

  |   SUN Country Network

Interview of Mr Tiisetso Elias SUN Focal Point in Lesotho Can you tell us a bit about the nutrition situation in Lesotho? What are the key underlying causes? Tiisetso Elias: Lesotho is facing a problem of malnutrition that is often referred to as ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition. The...

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A record-breaking 57 countries complete the 2019 Joint-Assessment

  |   SUN Country Network

Between April and August 2019, a record-breaking 57 SUN Movement member countries – or 95 per cent –  have completed their Joint-Assessment, the highest number in the Movement’s lifespan. In addition, Honduras, as the Movement’s newest member country, has undertaken a baseline study to ascertain...

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Afghanistan celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2019

  |   SUN Country Network

The International Breastfeeding Week was celebrated at the Sapidar Palace with the participation of H.E. Dr. Abdallah Abdullah the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and AFSeN-A stakeholders including the Minister of Public Health, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, State Minister for...

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Key partners formalize commitment to work jointly to address food and nutrition security in Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

In partnership with the African Union, leaders of four multilateral agencies – The African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank-- called a high-level meeting with development partners on...

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Make nutrition a political and financial priority in Mali

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The second National Forum for Nutrition opened in Bamako, under the highest authorities of the Republic and in the presence of Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The Forum, to be held from 23 to 25 July, will...

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Multi-sector convergence approach to reducing malnutrition in Lao PDR

  |   SUN Donor Network

High levels of childhood malnutrition present a staggering, yet avoidable, loss of human and economic potential for Lao PDR. Childhood stunting is associated with poor health, delayed child development, underperformance in school, and eventually reduced employment opportunities, and thus contributes to keeping communities in poverty....

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Ethiopia sets new standards for the management of acute malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Every month over 25,000 children with severe acute malnutrition are admitted to hospitals across Ethiopia. If not identified early and treated properly, these children could die. Survivors are more likely to perform poorly in school and, once grown up, girls are more likely to suffer...

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Pakistan and South Sudan: the first countries to step up for improved nutrition by doing their 2019 Joint-Assessment

  |   SUN Country Network

Each year, member countries of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement are asked to undertake a participatory exercise aiming to chart the road ahead and celebrate progress made to ensure improved nutrition for all women, men and their families. In 2019, this Joint-Assessment exercise –...

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SUN Business Network Lao PDR encourages private sector to work in cooperation to find solutions to malnutrition

  |   SUN Business Network

* Article written by SUN Business Network Lao PDR Coordinator, Manilay Vanphavong and originally published by the SUN Business Network The SUN Business Network Laos organised a meeting to bring together the private sector and the network’s facilitator to discuss how to improve nutrition and eradicate malnutrition...

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