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Making adolescent nutrition a priority in Tanzania with the support of Nutrition International

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Adolescents in Tanzania comprise nearly 20 per cent of the population. Harnessing their potential is critical for the country’s social and economic development, yet they are faced with many challenges including high rates of child marriage, pregnancy and malnutrition. Confronted with these challenges, the Ministry of...

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Nutrition and women’s empowerment – a foundation for development in Sri Lanka

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka embarked on a new joint project today to improve women’s nutrition and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka by providing critical information and services on...

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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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Enabling women to breastfeed through better policies and programmes: Global breastfeeding scorecard 2018

  |   SUN UN Network

Supporting women to breastfeed is everyone’s responsibility, including governments, donors, international organisations and civil society alike. Legislators and policy makers need to create an enabling environment that allows women to be informed of her options and supported throughout the entire breastfeeding experience, starting from the...

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Liberar el poder de las adolescentes para el desarrollo sostenible: la Declaración de Whistler

  |   Empowering Women and Girls to Improve Nutrition, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

La presidencia canadiense del G-7 puso los derechos de las mujeres y las niñas en primer plano de la agenda de este año y abogó por políticas que mejorarán sus vidas. El país anfitrión, Canadá, ha enfatizado la importancia de las mujeres y las niñas...

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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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