News

"With Good Nutrition She'll Grow Into It" campaign launched in Indonesia

Nutrition International launched the ‘With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It’ campaign in Indonesia to highlight the issues of malnutrition among adolescent girls and empower them to achieve their dreams. This global campaign aims to raise awareness about the critical link between good nutrition and women and girls’ empowerment.
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Girl Scouts of the Philippines and Nutrition International launch Girl Powered Nutrition badge and advocacy campaign

Girl Scouts of the Philippines and Nutrition International launched Girl Powered Nutrition, a new badge and advocacy campaign designed to highlight the need to improve girls’ nutrition, on July 11, 2019.
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Field Stories

Seynabou Ndiaye, a child survival champion in rural Senegal, leads the way in vitamin A

At the Touba Mbella health post in central Senegal, Seynabou Ndiaye works diligently so every child in her village has the chance to grow up strong and healthy. Knowing that vitamin A is an important part of that, Seynabou has found creative solutions to ensure no child in her community misses out on their bi-annual doses.
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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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From the Experts

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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"Losing a billion dollars a day": The Cost of Not Breastfeeding

women breastfeeding

Each year the lack of breastfeeding newborns and young children according to WHO and UNICEF recommendations costs nearly 700,000 lives and $341 billion globally, or 0.7% Gross National Income, in health system costs and lost productivity due to premature deaths, and human capital losses.
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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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