Micronutrient Initiative President Named Tech Awards Laureate for Creation of Double Fortified Salt

Venkatesh Mannar among 15 innovators from around the world recognized for applying technology to benefit humanity Venkatesh Mannar, President of the Ottawa-based Micronutrient Initiative, was named today as a Laureate of The Tech Awards 2010. Mannar´s work in creating Double Fortified Salt, which delivers both iodine and iron, is being recognized as an innovation that could spark
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Micronutrient Initiative Endorses and Calls for Action on Scaling Up Nutrition Road Map

Today, the Micronutrient Initiative endorsed the SUN Road Map, a global effort to Scale Up Nutrition. The Road Map encourages a better focus on nutrition within development programmes, and stresses that the right investments will save lives, improve countries´ economic prospects and increase the prosperity, well-being and potential of all their citizens. The SUN Road
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Bima, Indonesia’s only female salt extender using salt to improve lives

In the villages of Bima district in Indonesia, children laugh and talk excitedly amongst themselves. Those who attend local schools actively participate in their classrooms, their attention evident as they volunteer answers to their teachers’ questions. These children, their parents, family and community members are the reason that Layli Rahma Dianti wakes early each day
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Pakistan: Flour fortification in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa improves maternal health

Five years after a powerful earthquake devastated many regions in Pakistan, MI continues to help Pakistanis rebuild their lives by improving the health of their families through wheat flour fortification. Khalid Iqbal, MI’s Provincial Coordinator for the heavily-earthquake-damaged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly North-West Frontier Province), has been part of the Commercial Wheat Flour Fortification Project since
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