Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Zinc saves lives of children in riverine communities in Bangladesh

The Akotabazar Community Clinic sits on the banks of the Teesta River in the Rangpur district of Bangladesh. The remote region is prone to flooding and has limited transportation options, making it difficult for frontline health workers to deliver services in the area, where waterborne diseases like diarrhoea are common. Read More…

Kajiado County commits funds to nutrition

Adolescent girl at launch of nutrition action plan in Kajiado County Kenya

Kenya’s Kajiado County launched its County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) on October 14, committing Ksh51 million (US$500,000) to improve the nutrition status of its population. Read More…

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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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 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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County health official’s efforts lead to increased resources and budget for nutrition

Angeline Korir, a nutrition advocate in Nandi County

Angeline Korir is a dedicated champion for good nutrition − and the people of Nandi County, Kenya have benefitted from her efforts. Read More…

Ensuring children can continue to access life-saving vitamin A during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Global Alliance for Vitamin A provided some guidance as to how governments can continue to distribute vitamin A safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More…

Pilot projects in Ethiopia improve infant and young child nutrition

A mother has her baby on her back while she holds a chicken

In the Amhara region of Ethiopia, Nutrition International and the Amhara Development Association joined forces on several pilot projects designed to improve infant and young child nutrition. Read More…