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Kajiado County commits funds to nutrition

Adolescent girl at launch of nutrition action plan in Kajiado County Kenya

Kenya’s Kajiado County launched its County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) on October 14, committing Ksh51 million (US$500,000) to improve the nutrition status of its population.
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African governments should diversify food production: H.E. Kikwete

Group of adolescent girls in Senegal

Even before COVID-19, the global burden of malnutrition was shifting to Africa, said His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, the former President of the Republic of Tanzania and Nutrition International board member, in his keynote address during the Commemoration of the 11th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS).
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Field Stories

Zinc saves lives of children in riverine communities in Bangladesh

The Akotabazar Community Clinic sits on the banks of the Teesta River in the Rangpur district of Bangladesh. The remote region is prone to flooding and has limited transportation options, making it difficult for frontline health workers to deliver services in the area, where waterborne diseases like diarrhoea are common.
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Together for babies born too soon: A KMC success story in Kenya

Purity and baby Ashley speak to a health worker at Mbeere health facility

In late September 2019, Purity Wanja, still in her second trimester, went into premature labour. As a first-time mother living in a rural area of Kenya, she was worried about the health of her baby and immediately visited her local health centre.
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From the Experts

Nutrition as the foundation to human rights

Each year on December 10th the world celebrates the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts made to mitigate them make this date especially important. The exacerbation of existing systemic inequalities has illustrated the interconnection and interdependence of our world and our human rights. Understanding the links between nutrition and human rights is critical for the world to deal with the aftermath of the pandemic and come out stronger.
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To advance nutrition we cannot ignore violence against women

A woman in Senegal with her two babies

By Sarah Pentlow, Senior Program Officer, Gender Mainstreaming Some might say it is the elephant in the room; that thing which everyone can see but no one will talk about. We know that in many cultures “women eat last and least” − but have you ever wondered why? Studies have shown that women consider the
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Events

African governments should diversify food production: H.E. Kikwete

Group of adolescent girls in Senegal

Even before COVID-19, the global burden of malnutrition was shifting to Africa, said His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, the former President of the Republic of Tanzania and Nutrition International board member, in his keynote address during the Commemoration of the 11th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS).
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Innovative interventions presented at the 2020 Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

Ahead of the commemoration of the 11th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS), Nutrition International led a Technical Dialogue on October 29. This dialogue examined the potential of innovative interventions to improve food and nutrition security in Africa, discussed the lessons learned from implementing interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and made recommendations to
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