News

Nutrition International recognized by Tanzania for support of nation's nutrition programs

mother and child Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania has recognized Nutrition International and partners for supporting nutrition programs in the country.
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Nutrition Scaling Working Group virtual meeting: Scaling Nutrition Programs During Emergencies

The Nutrition Scaling Working Group, a community of practice to serve as a champion of scaling up nutrition in the development community, invites you to a webinar about Scaling Nutrition Programs During Emergencies. Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 9:00 am-10:00 am EDT Speakers: Programmatic adaptations in the light of COVID – Dr. Mandana Arabi,
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Field Stories

With breastfeeding and kangaroo mother care, baby Prapti gets a healthier start to life

In the village of Gayag, in Gujarat, India, 27-year-old Ilaben endured a difficult pregnancy before giving birth to her daughter, Prapti. Delivered early (pre-term) by caesarean-section, Prapti had a very low birthweight of only 1,380 grams and spent her first days in the neonatal intensive care unit. In the hospital she was tube-fed formula milk for two weeks, until she had gained enough weight to be taken home.
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The power of zinc: Nowfel’s story

Nowfel

Nowfel is a young boy who lives with his family in the Pirojpur district of Bangladesh. At just 23 months old, he is the youngest child in his house. One day, Nowfel developed diarrhoea, as he frequently did. However, this time, the episodes did not reduce and took longer and longer to subside. Usually smiling
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From the Experts

Breastfeeding – from mine to theirs

Dr. Archana Chowdhury's daughter drew this to reflect the special bond between mother and child.

Motherhood is a beautiful, yet complicated, and life-changing event that I experienced fifteen years ago when my daughter came into this world (albeit three weeks early). Sindhushree, who we lovingly call Sana, was born by a lower segment caesarean section. After only having gotten a fleeting glance at her without my glasses, my daughter was promptly shunted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit due to my gestational diabetes status. Despite requests from my family and myself, I was not allowed to breastfeed my baby within the first hour of birth. The next few days passed in a blur without any counselling. An inverted nipple on one side and a cracked one on the other made breastfeeding difficult and painful. However, and contrary to many opinions, things eased out over the next few days, and I am happy and proud that I continued breastfeeding for the following two years.
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#NutritionCantWait — Asia Coordination Group launches advocacy campaign

By: Irshad Danish, Regional Coordinator SUN Civil Society Asia, Nutrition International and Alison Farnham, Action for Development The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis that also threatens the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Low- and lower-middle-income countries are most affected because before the pandemic they already had
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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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