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Nutrition Can’t Wait: Setting the agenda for adolescent nutrition in the context of COVID-19 and beyond

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* A blog written by Irshad Danish and Jigyasa Nawani from Nutrition International While adolescents form one-sixth of the world’s population, adolescent nutrition remains an underrated agenda in most countries. With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting most health and nutrition welfare services, it has affected the...

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Kangaroo Mother Care Impact Bond supports neonatal nutrition in Cameroon

  |   SUN Country Network

  A blog written by: Hortance Manjo (KMC DIB Programme Manager) and Marie-Alphie Dallest (Social Finance) The Kangaroo Mother Care Development Impact Bond (DIB) aims to reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity by scaling up Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) practice in public hospitals across Cameroon. At present, for...

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Somalia launches national survey on the nutrition status of women and children

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Micronutrient Survey launched by Federal Ministry of Health and UNICEF shines a spotlight on the nutrition status of women and children in Somalia. According to the survey, the nutrition status of women and children has improved during the past decade. Nine in ten infants are...

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Pro Mujer, working with allies to tackle COVID-19 in Latin America

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Deliver for Good Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has put humanity to the test. It is exposing and deepening existing inequalities, particularly among underserved populations, including the women that Pro Mujer serves across Latin America. Over its 30-year history, Pro Mujer has become...

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Baby Friendly Community Initiative: promoting optimal maternal, infant and young child nutrition in The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network

The Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) programme is a comprehensive nutrition and health education package developed by the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) to improve the health and nutritional status of communities. The concept of the BFCI is based on the UNICEF/WHO global strategic initiative of the...

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Nutrition Can’t Wait – SUN Civil Society Asia Coordination Group launches advocacy campaign

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

By: Irshad Danish, Nutrition International and Alison Farnham MA, MMedSci, Action for Development #Nutrition Can’t Wait - The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Low and lower middle-income countries are more...

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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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