Why local diets make the difference in food fortification

Nov 06, 15 Why local diets make the difference in food fortification

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“Even the less fortunate person eats bread,” a miller tells visitors gathered on the storage floor of the Bungasari Flour Mills in Arusha, Tanzania. In this video, shot on location at September’s #FutureFortified Global Summit on Food Fortification, co-hosted by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, delegates are guided...

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Fortifying a sustainable future

Nov 05, 15 Fortifying a sustainable future

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Last week, African policymakers gathered in Kampala, Uganda, for the 6th African Day for Food and Nutrition Security. Coming just weeks after the world finalized the Sustainable Development Goals, this was an important milestone as we transition from vision setting to action and implementation. A clear road map to achieve the...

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Global initiative to improve first 1,000 days of a child’s life

Oct 30, 15 Global initiative to improve first 1,000 days of a child’s life

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Double Grand Slam-winning tennis player Li Na is promoting the initiative.  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and China Children and Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF) have launched a year-long initiative to improve nutrition and future outcomes for mothers and young children in the first 1,000 days of life. Jointly, the WFP...

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UN & Vietnam Launch Programme to End Malnutrition and Stunting

Oct 09, 15 UN & Vietnam Launch Programme to End Malnutrition and Stunting

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Ha Noi, 5 October 2015 – United Nations Organizations and the Government of Viet Nam launched today an integrated nutrition and food security programme to end malnutrition and stunting for children and vulnerable groups in Viet Nam. The programme launch comes just one week after Viet Nam joined 193 nations in signing the...

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The Impact of Poor Sanitation on Nutrition – Policy Brief

Sep 30, 15 The Impact of Poor Sanitation on Nutrition – Policy Brief

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With 165 million children suffering from chronic undernutrition (being stunted) and 52 million suffering from acute malnutrition (being wasted) (UNICEF et al., 2012), more concerted and cross-sectoral action is needed. Improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the context of nutrition programming offers one...

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In Ethiopia, a partnership to improve nutrition

Sep 04, 15 In Ethiopia, a partnership to improve nutrition

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A joint EU-UNICEF programme reaches rural communities in Ethiopia to address undernutrition among mothers and children through monitoring, treatment and guidance. Early in the morning, one-and-a-half-year-old Mikias Asnake laughs as his mother, Meseret Haile, bathes him at home in the Gemechis woreda (district), in the Oromia...

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