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Gerda Verburg: “Investing in nutrition means investing in human capital”

  |   SUN Country Network

26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government “The effects of climate change on food and nutrition security, malnutrition, poverty and economics in Guatemala” During the 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in the city of Antigua Guatemala, a forum entitled "The effects...

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Enhancing food systems dialogues in Central Asia and Caucasus

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

A recent sub-regional symposia - Symposium on sustainable food systems and nutrition governance for healthy diets in Central Asia and Caucasus – was held from 24-26 April 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan. During the event, several countries acknowledged the need to shift to more sustainable production...

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Eastern Africa parliamentarians commit to safeguard Right to Food

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Recognizing the slow progress in improving the food security and nutrition situation in Eastern Africa, parliamentarians from nine Eastern African nations have pledged to urge their governments to intensify their battle against food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger by enacting sound legislation and allocating adequate resources....

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Official opening of the Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM) in Côte d’Ivoire

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 25 March 2019, Côte d'Ivoire officially opened the Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM) in its financial capital, Abidjan. The fruit of a partnership between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government, this research centre offers the countries of the...

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African Union Commission and African Development Bank launch scorecard to track nutrition progress

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

The African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and global partners today launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard to raise awareness and reinforce commitments by African governments to help end malnutrition. His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho and African Union Champion for...

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America’s countries establish action networks to contribute to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Ministry of Health of Brazil has announced the launch of two new action networks in the Region of the Americas, in partnership with health ministries in other countries, as part of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025. The Action Network on Strategies for...

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Ghana’s first lady joins network of African Leaders for Nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

The African Leaders for Nutrition initiative welcomes Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as a Nutrition Champion, acknowledging her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in...

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Scaling up rice fortification in West Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by Sight and Life In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every country in the region is off-track to reach the World Health Assembly...

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The African Development Bank launches a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses USD 25 billion per year in costs attributed to child morbidity...

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