Right Start

Nutrition International launches Anzilisha Plus in Kenya

Mary Kamau, County Executive Committee Member for Health

Kiambu County, Kenya – While recognizing World Breastfeeding Week in August, Nutrition International unveiled Anzilisha Plus in Kiambu County, Kenya. Building on the work of the Right Start, or Anzilisha, initiative launched in 2016, Anzilisha Plus will address undernutrition in pregnancy and the first 1,000 days through a new direct county partnership model. Continuing Right
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Teen champions anaemia prevention in Indonesia

In the industrial town of Purkawarta, West Java, Indonesia, an 18-year old high school student named Nunik has become a leader in her community. Seemingly shy and quiet, she is a champion for good nutrition and provides a support system for her peers. Read More…

Canadian parliamentarians witness the impact of Right Start in Kenya

A delegation of Canadian parliamentarians saw first-hand the impact a Canada-supported program is having on communities in Vihiga County, Kenya, during a recent field visit organized by RESULTS Canada. Read More…

Breaking down barriers for fathers in Kenya

Group of fathers sit outside health centre in Kenya.

Among some Luhya communities in Western Kenya, culture and taboos define the role of men and women in families, including the responsibility of the bulk of the role parenting and decisions around how and what to feed children. A man’s role in maternal and childcare issues is hardly discussed. After all, the local belief goes, his main task as the head of the family is accomplished once his wife conceives. Read More…

Nutrition key to building a global skilled “GirlForce”

Poor nutrition and food insecurity can keep girls out of school, but anaemia can also hold girls back even when they are in the classroom. Read More…

Mothers need more support to provide the best foundation for their babies

women breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding are well-recognized. However, the global status of breastfeeding policies and programs tell us that we need to do more to protect and promote breastfeeding and support mothers to breastfeed and provide the best foundation of life. Read More…

Nutrition International runs behaviour change communication campaign to help adolescent girls in Indonesia thrive

Nutrition International is supporting the Government of Indonesia in including adolescent girls in the conversation around anaemia prevention so that they can become drivers of change within their communities and lead healthier lives. Read More…

From Addis to Delhi, accelerating progress in adolescent nutrition through cross continent learning

Our India and Ethiopia offices have recently collaborated to exchange learnings from our adolescent nutrition programs as part of the Right Start initiative. Read More…