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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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The 2019 nutrition promotion month kicks off in Myanmar

  |   SUN UN Network

The Nutrition Promotion Month (2019) with the theme of ‘’Invest in Nutrition: Join Hands in Building the Nation’’ will be conducted throughout August by seeking attention to the importance of coordinated effort to support good nutrition for all populations in Myanmar. With the leadership of...

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Putting gender on the table: integrating gender and nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

*Blog written by Myriam Hebabi and Alina Meyer originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International, through the Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) project, with support from gender consultant Alina Meyer, recently helped integrate gender equality into the Functional Capacity-Building Workshop for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Focal Points and Comprehensive...

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‘Taking the temperature’ of gender consideration in national nutrition planning to maximise efforts to improve nutrition for all

  |   Blogs

A blog by Carrie Memminger (PATH) originally published by MQSUN+ Nutritional status can be strongly impacted by gender. Socially-constructed gender roles, in conjunction with biological differences in sex and age, influence nutritional needs and status of individuals, households, communities and societies. As well, inequalities in decision making and...

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Gender and nutrition: Canadian knowledge partnership seeks to close the data gap

  |   SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International A new collaboration between Nutrition International (NI), the University of Toronto and the Campbell Collaboration will strengthen the availability and use of high-quality, gender-sensitive data to improve nutrition for women, young children and adolescent girls in low-income countries. The partnership will...

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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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