COVID-19

Commemoration of the 11th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security: Keynote address by His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete

Keynote address by His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former President of the Republic of Tanzania and Nutrition International board member. Check against delivery. It is a great honour to address the 11th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security. I would like to echo the event’s rallying call: ‘Africa must feed itself. No child should
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African governments should diversify food production: H.E. Kikwete

Group of adolescent girls in Senegal

Even before COVID-19, the global burden of malnutrition was shifting to Africa, said His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, the former President of the Republic of Tanzania and Nutrition International board member, in his keynote address during the Commemoration of the 11th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS). Read More…

Innovative interventions presented at the 2020 Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

Ahead of the commemoration of the 11th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS), Nutrition International led a Technical Dialogue on October 29. This dialogue examined the potential of innovative interventions to improve food and nutrition security in Africa, discussed the lessons learned from implementing interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and made recommendations to
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Shazia’s story: Vitamin A Supplementation during COVID-19 in Pakistan

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, frontline health workers in Pakistan like Shazia Amjad have been working tirelessly to combat fear and stigma, dispel myths, and keep people informed. Read More…

The critical case for food fortification during COVID-19

Food fortification is a proven and cost‐effective intervention for addressing micronutrient deficiencies. Read More…

Protecting breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

the spread of misinformation is undermining the work of health campaigns and positive nutrition practices adopted over the past decade, including one of the most critical for mothers and babies: breastfeeding. Read More…

Nutrition International welcomes Canadian government’s renewed commitment to global leadership

Nutrition International welcomes Canada’s commitment to invest more in international development and to support global COVID-19 recovery and resilience efforts, as expressed in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne.  Read More…

Nutrition of pregnant women: An interplay of socio-cultural and access barriers

pregnant woman in Indonesia

By Sri Kusyuniati, Country Director, Indonesia An edited version of this article was first published in The Jakarta Post on September 16, 2020. In her 1949 book The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir states: “She [woman] is defined and differentiated with reference to man and not he with reference to her; she is the incidental,
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