World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2019)

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. This year, WHO is working with UNICEF and…

Implementing Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Implementing Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. Potential Benefits for Children. Dear colleagues, In this issue, we share with you Implementing Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: An overview of current approaches and the potential benefits for children. This publication by UNICEF explores the experience from countries that have implemented “soda taxes” to prevent childhood overweight. With increased rates…

AFRICAN SCHOOL FEEDING CLUSTER STRATEGY

The strategy for the African school feeding cluster is now available. The African Union, with support from the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, has prepared the basic documents that will guide the work of the CESA Home-Grown School Feeding Cluster. A new publication presents the terms of reference, the strategy, the workplan, and the…

Pakistan proudly kicks off the 2019 Joint-Annual Assessment for the Scaling up Nutrition Movement!

Pakistan is the first SUN Movement country to conduct the Joint Assessment in 2019! The assessment was launched at the_ 6thScaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Joint Annual Assessment Workshop_ held on April 26 in Karachi, Pakistan. The event saw key stakeholders come together to review progress, reflect on challenges and opportunities and to catalyze collaboration…

Pakistani journalists scale up nutrition reporting skills

As of August 2017, over one hundred journalists have participated in workshops aimed at building their capacity to report on nutrition across the nation. The workshops, entitled “Eliminating Hidden Hunger“, have been organised by Mishal, a Pakistani strategic communications organisation, with funding from the Australian government. “The media can advocate for concrete measures and create…

Fill the Nutrient Gap in Pakistan

The Fill the Nutrient Gap* tool is used to identify which nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions are most appropriate for a given context to improve nutrient intake, one of the two direct causes of malnutrition (the other cause being disease). Any intervention should ultimately result in an improvement in nutrient intake. The tool has been…