News

Australia's Deputy Head of Mission sees success of MITRA program in Indonesia

Representatives from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Indonesia, including Deputy Head of Mission Allaster Cox, got a first-hand look at the success of the MITRA program on a visit to East Nusa Tenggara in August 2018.
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Governments in India scaling up use of double-fortified salt

States in India have been scaling up the use of double-fortified salt in an effort to combat iron and iodine deficiencies. In 2018, the governments of both Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh made double-fortified salt available through the public food distribution system. In Tamil Nadu, double-fortified salt has been distributed to school children in their mid-day meals since 2004.
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Field Stories

Changing behaviours for an anaemia-free pregnancy in Indonesia

Midwife Rosina Susianawati provdes anaemia counselling to a patient

In the Manggarai Barat district of East Nusa Tenggara, midwife Rosina Flaviana Susianawati, popularly known as Osi, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that women in her region have a healthy pregnancy, free from anaemia.
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In a district prone to armed conflicts, Pratibha fights all odds to ensure good health of women and adolescent girls

India women gathering plants

In Narayanpur, a tribal district in the central state of Chhattisgargh, India, women and children face high rates of malnutrition.
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From the Experts

More support needed by countries to maximize the benefits of mandatory food fortification

87 countries have adopted legislation to mandate fortification of at least one industrially milled cereal grain with iron and/or folic acid. However, support is still needed by many of these countries in order to ensure sustained enforcement of these legislations as well as quality control ― and that the programs and policies they have put in place are as effective as they can be.
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Kangaroo Mother Care and the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative: Better alignment so small and vulnerable babies have the best start in life

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Nutrition International (NI) is proud to be joining peers from around the world at the 12th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Bogota, Colombia this week as well as recognizing World Prematurity Day on November 17.
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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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