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Joint statement advocating for stronger regulation of breast-milk substitutes in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) United Nations Network (UNN) in Myanmar, which brings together UNICEF, FAO, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, WFP and WHO,  welcomed with great appreciation the recent announcement by the Myanmar Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that prohibits the consumption of unqualified batches...

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Kenya launches nutrition policies to reduce malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

New measures to tackle malnutrition in Kenya were launched by the Government of Kenya at the Third National Nutrition Symposium, aiming to improve Kenyans’ health, nutrition and quality of life, boost immunity against diseases like COVID-19, and accelerate social and economic growth in the country. These include...

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Philippines presents a Compendium of Local Ordinances and Issuances on Nutrition

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

The Compendium of Local Ordinances and Issuances on Nutrition is a project of the National Nutrition Council in partnership with the Nutrition Officers Association of the Philippines (NAOPA), with support from Nutrition International and UNICEF Philippines. The Compendium of Local Ordinances and Issuances on Nutrition serves as a...

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Lao PDR adopts the marketing of breastmilk substitutes decree to protect and promote breastfeeding

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Lao PDR reached a new milestone by adopting the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) Decree to protect and promote breastfeeding in the country. The decree, a national legislation, is in line with the global guidance and commitments, namely the International Code of...

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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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County governments in Kenya commit to increase resources for nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International At a Nutrition Financing Workshop on February, four Kenyan county governments signed agreements with Nutrition International, committing to increase domestic resources for nutrition programs. Governors from Busia, Vihiga, Nandi and Makueni counties signed the agreements following the launch of their County...

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ASEAN pledges to ensure food security during COVID-19 outbreak

  |   SUN Country Network

Deeply concerned with the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on ASEAN cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry and the disruption of the food supply chain in the region, the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) issued a Joint Statement on 15 April reaffirming commitment to ensure food security, food...

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Guatemala launches Grand National Crusade for Nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

Guatemala launched one of President Alejandro Giammattei’s most significant projects in January: its Grand National Crusade for Nutrition. It will focus on detecting cases of malnutrition in 114 priority municipalities in order to eliminate this scourge from the population. The priority focus will be on high...

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Philippines creates task force to address hunger

  |   SUN Country Network

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger will create a 'National Food Policy' that will outline the government's priorities and map efforts to achieve zero hunger. To free more Filipinos from hunger and achieve food security, President Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency task force on...

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Integrating nutrition into provincial and local development plans in the Philippines

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* Originally published by Nutrition Intentional Nutrition International, through its Technical Assistance for Nutrition (NI TAN) project, supported a series of three to four-day provincial workshops benefiting 32 provinces of the Philippines, and targeting staff from municipalities and cities across multiple sectors. The province of Zamboanga del...

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