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Are we entering a new nutrition reality?

By Natasha Spencer

The globe’s efforts to address malnutrition progress, yet we are not currently on track to meet the world’s goals and targets — and so accelerated efforts are in action.

The Decade of Action on Nutrition resolution was co-sponsored by 30 UN members. © iStock.com / paulaphoto

UN declares Decade of Action on Nutrition

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared a ‘Decade of Action on Nutrition’, placing nutrition firmly at the heart of its sustainable development agenda.

“[These countries] are proof that with strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions in hunger.”

FAO praises 38 countries for halving hunger

By Shane Starling

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says better nutrition targets to battle global hunger that affects 870 million people globally are being met in 38 countries.

Zinc  battling childhood diarrhoea in Nepal

Zinc battling childhood diarrhoea in Nepal

By Shane Starling

The United Nations is promoting the use of zinc supplements in Nepal to battle acute infant diarrhoea that kills 15,000 under-5s per year in the Himalayan state.

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