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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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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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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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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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Cambodia launches project to tackle malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Cambodia launched a five-year nutrition project, aiming at improving the quality of health and nutrition services provided to mothers and children in the country. Speaking at the project launching ceremony here, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said the 53-million-U.S. dollar project was jointly funded by the Cambodian...

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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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The SUN Movement’s multi-stakeholder platform in Guatemala completes 2019 joint assessment

  |   SUN Country Network

Secretary of the Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat Juan Carlos Carías participated in the meeting for the Joint Evaluation of the actions of the multi-stakeholder Platform of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement -SUN- 2019. The secretary of SESAN said: <>‘We want to thank the secretariat of...

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