Nutrition International and the Government of Indonesia helping to prevent and reduce stunting by reaching pregnant women and children under five with essential micronutrients

Mother and child

Nutrition International, in partnership with the governments of Indonesia, Australia and Canada, reached 211,000 pregnant women with iron and folic acid supplementation, 720,000 children with two doses of vitamin A and 64,000 children under five suffering from diarrhoea with zinc and oral rehydration supplements (ORS), as part of its MITRA program.
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Our 2020 Nutrition Resolutions

Nutrition Resolutions

2020 is a big year for nutrition. There are now only five years left to achieve the WHO Global Nutrition Targets, we will be halfway through the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, and Japan will host the Nutrition for Growth summit. As we start this important year, we have made five nutrition resolutions, which we will share every day this week. What are yours?
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Field Stories

Adolescent girls in Indonesia use their smartphones to fight anaemia

Girls in Indonesia are using their smartphones to track their nutritional status and encouraging their friends to do the same.
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Girls for Good Nutrition: Kenyan musician wants every girl to get the good nutrition they need

Shanah in her kitchen at home in Nairobi

Shanh Manjeru is a young gospel singer from Nairobi. She understands the importance of good nutrition in her own life, and recognizes the challenges that other children – especially girls – face in accessing the nutrition they need. On the International Day if the Girl Child, she is raising her voice and advocating for better nutrition for girls because she wants everyone to have the opportunities that she has.
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From the Experts

Multi-level monitoring and enforcement improves consumption of iodized salt in Indonesia

By Aarati Pillai, Rozy A. Jafar and Suvabrata Dey Iodine is an essential micronutrient for the human body, critical for physical and mental development. Despite this, iodine deficiency remains a global health concern, with consequences such as goitre, hypothyroidism and stunted growth. Many of these consequences are irreversible, but they can be prevented. Salt iodization
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Reaching the last mile in universal salt iodization in Pakistan

Dr. Noor Khan working with school children to raise awareness on USI

By Dr. Noor Khan, Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition in Food Systems Dr. Noor Khan working with school children to raise awareness on the importance of USI In 2003, as National Program Manager for Nutrition International (then the Micronutrient Initiative) in Pakistan, I had expressed the organization’s dream to raise the
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Nutrition International launches ‘Right Start’ to provide better nutrition for women, adolescent girls and children in Tanzania

Nutrition International launched the ‘Right Start Initiative’ in Tanzania to improve the nutrition and health of women, adolescent girls, newborns and young children in the country through a $CAN 2.8M (4.7B TZS) investment over five years to 2020.
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Address by Nutrition International President and CEO at launch of Right Start Kenya

Nutrition International President and CEO Joel Spicer spoke at the launch of Right Start in Kenya on June 15, 2017.
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