Kenya is a Breastfeeding Success Story but Still has its Challenges

World Breastfeeding Week is from August 1-7 this year. Elizabeth Kimani reflects on breastfeeding in Kenya, one of a handful of countries that have been able to achieve the World Health Assembly exclusive breastfeeding target.

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Trade and Aid: Creating Winning Conditions for Nutrition

The nutrition community can help by proactively creating new alliances and opportunities beyond the usual suspects.

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Dakar Global Nutrition Report Presentation

While the West Africa Region as a whole achieved the MDG target related to halving the prevalence of hunger by 2015, this success has not yet translated into the improvement of nutritional outcomes.

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Data without Dialogue

Without skilful facilitation around the discussions of the data profiles, participants would be less likely to engage with, understand and take on board what the data was saying.

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The Urgent Need to Improve Compliance of National Fortification Programmes

There is a critical gap between fortification legislation and compliance which is affecting impact

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Nutrition Country Profiles: Making the Most of Them

With over 80 indicators for each of 193 UN member states, the Nutrition Country Profiles could be a valuable tool for those wishing to improve nutrition within their country. This note presents some ideas for how to make the most of the Profiles.

Summary of Global Nutrition Report 2015 Consultation Responses

From December 19, 2014 to January 15, 2015, we conducted a public consultation inviting your feedback on our proposed outline for the Global Nutrition Report 2015 and on the content of the 2014 Report. Here is a summary of the responses we received.

Global Nutrition Report 2014

Global Nutrition Report 2014

The first-ever Global Nutrition Report provides a comprehensive narrative and analysis on the state of the world’s nutrition. Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

GNR 2014 Infographic

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It’s hard to meet nutrition goals if you don’t have data on nutrition

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Working with Global Nutrition Data: Chasing 193

Working with and assembling global nutrition data throws up unique challenges and insights, and engaging with these is an integral part of the process, as well as an outcome in itself. We share some experiences from data analysts’ perspectives.

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Kenya is a Breastfeeding Success Story but Still has its Challenges

World Breastfeeding Week is from August 1-7 this year. Elizabeth Kimani reflects on breastfeeding in Kenya, one of a handful of countries that have been able to achieve the World Health Assembly exclusive breastfeeding target.

Nutrition and the SDGs

As the UN post-2015 summit in September approaches how does the current draft of the SDGs shape up with respect to nutrition? Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute with Jennifer Thompson and Joanna Francis of Concern share their reflections.

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Update on the 2015 Global Nutrition Report

As the 2015 Global Nutrition Report is being finalised for publication in September, we thought it would be a good time for the co-chairs of the Independent Expert Group to provide an update on the Report.