From 22 to 24 August 2017, the provincial Government of Kwango organized a provincial conference in Kenge, with the technical and financial support of UNICEF, on the repositioning of nutrition as a development priority. This conference forms part of national efforts and commitments to scale up nutrition (SUN), aiming to create a multi-sectoral environment that is favourable to nutrition in Kwango.
This document outlines the five-year strategy for the UN Network for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) 2016–2020 as a contribution to the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The UN Network for SUN (UN Network), formally established in 2013, brings together United Nations agencies at the country, regional and global levels in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global nutrition targets within the context of the SUN Movement.1
During a workshop in July 2017, UNICEF announced recent results stating that Ethiopia has reduced the rate of child malnutrition for children aged 6 to 23 months by 20 percent in sixteen years. The results, dropping from 58 percent in 2000 to 38 percent in 2016, represent significant progress in the fight against malnutrition for the nation.
On 21 June 2017, Nutrition International launched the $CAN 2.8M (4.7B TZS) “Right Start Initiative” in Tanzania to improve the nutritional status of the population over the next five years. The programme aims to reduce anaemia, neonatal mortality, the number of low birth weight newborns and the number of stunted children under five years old.
The five-year project will target Mwanza and Simiyu regions and aims to reach:
A validation workshop for the Multisectoral Strategic Nutrition Plan (PSMN) 2016-2020, led by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, took place in Burkina Faso on 10-11 May 2017.
The workshop was attended by around 60 delegates from key sectors (health, food security, social protection, education, WASH, gender, trade and economy), regional directorates and technical and financial partners including the UN/REACH global network and various SUN Movement networks.