News

Nutrition International launches forward-looking tool for governments to calculate cost-effectiveness of prenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation

A new online tool will help governments determine the health benefits and budget impact of transitioning from iron and folic acid supplementation (IFAS) to multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) in their maternal health programs.
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Nutrition International launches Anzilisha Plus in Kenya

Mary Kamau, County Executive Committee Member for Health

Mary Kamau, County Executive Committee Member for Health, speaks at the Anzilisha Plus launch in Kiambu County Kiambu County, Kenya – While recognizing World Breastfeeding Week in August, Nutrition International unveiled Anzilisha Plus in Kiambu County, Kenya. Building on the work of the Right Start, or Anzilisha, initiative launched in 2016,
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Field Stories

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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Girls for Good Nutrition: Student in India shares how she became a nutrition champion

Kajal Pawaia plays with her friends in Madhya Pradesh, India

Seventeen year old Kajal from Madhya Pradesh, India shares her experience with nutrition and why she became a nutrition champion.
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From the Experts

Bridging the gap in adolescent nutrition education

Adolescent Nutrition and Anaemia Course

By Dr. Marion Roche, Senior Technical Advisor for Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition Nutrition International launched a free online course titled Adolescent Nutrition and Anaemia to help fill a gap in knowledge and education and to support action in this very important area. Although adolescent health is gaining recognition globally
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Investing in breastfeeding is vital to improving human capital

Asher John 3 m_old and Camela Subillaga

By Dr. Dylan Walters, Project Director for Health Economics I recently published a study on the “Cost of Not Breastfeeding: Global results and a new tool” in collaboration with Alive & Thrive. This study estimated the health, human capital and economic costs of not breastfeeding for over 100 countries and concluded that not breastfeeding newborns
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Events

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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