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Child malnutrition and COVID-19: the time to act is now

  |   SUN UN Network

* Call to action orginally published by The Lancet and signed by: Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director; Qu Dongyu, FAO Director-General; David M. Beasley, WFP Executive Director; and Dr. Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nutrition across the world, particularly in low-income and...

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How broader nutrition-based coordination tackles cultural taboos and empowers women in Sri Lanka

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN From December 2018 to March 2020, the World Food Program (WFP), part of the UN [nutrition] Network (UNN) in Sri Lanka, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), joined forces to launch the Community Health Advanced through...

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Growing food to tackle coronavirus and child malnutrition in Malawi

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Written by Francis Thawani - Communications Officer, WFP Malawi WFP and Government are working to train mothers in agriculture as poor diets put the lives of 56,000 children at risk. “While my son, Chrispine, was being treated for malnutrition at the hospital, I received orange-fleshed potato vines which...

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COVID-19’s triple threat to gender equality, nutrition and future potential

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

* Originally published by 1,000 Days Written By Emma Feutl Kent, Global Policy and Advocacy Manager at 1,000 Days & Robyn Bright, Director of Advocacy at Nutrition International The global COVID-19 health crisis is unprecedented, in both its global scope and devastating impacts. What started as a novel...

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Nutrition and Gender Equality: Linking Sectors for COVID-19 Response and Beyond

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by CanWaCH - Written by World Vision Canada Over the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has been top of mind for most Canadians, drawing daily headlines and news coverage as governments across the world fight to contain its impacts. While global attention is...

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Defending gender equality in nutrition when responding to COVID-19

  |   SUN Donor Network

* Blog written by Emmanuel Trépanier Gender Equality Advisor, TAN and originally published by Nutrition International  The COVID-19 global pandemic is having repercussions of epic proportions. In addition to the enormous number of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide which stretch national health systems to their limits, confinement is...

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A run highlights the importance of nutrition for women and girls in Ethiopia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International The 2020 Great Ethiopian Run brought together more than 15,000 participants for the Women First 5KM Road Race in Addis Ababa. This year’s event was themed around the “With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It” campaign, highlighting the important role nutrition plays...

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New frameworks of action for complementary feeding and maternal nutrition in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The National Nutrition Centre of the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Sports and UNICEF presented Frameworks of Action for Complementary Feeding and Maternal Nutrition at an event that included participants from several ministries including the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry...

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