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Meeting Report: Bi‐regional meeting on Scaling‐up Nutrition






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    Scaling up Nutrition in the African Region
    A Consultation in response to the WHA Resolution (WHA 63.23) - Harare, 3-5 May 2011
    2011
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    The World Health Assembly (WHA) was made aware that worldwide malnutrition accounts for 11% of the global burden of disease, which leads to long-term poor health and disability and poor educational and developmental outcomes. The WHA further learned that worldwide 186 million children are stunted and 20 million suffer from the most deadly form of severe acute malnutrition each year. In response to these challenges, the 63rd WHA has approved resolution 63.23, urging Member States to increase the political commitment to prevent and reduce malnutrition in all its forms, to strengthen and expedite the sustainable implementation of the global strategy for infant and young child feeding, to develop or review current policy frameworks addressing the double burden of malnutrition, to scale up interventions that improve infant and young child nutrition and to strengthen nutrition surveillance. The overall objective of the Consultation on the WHA resolution was to update partners on the nutritio n situation in Africa and to advocate to governments and partners for the implementation of the WHA resolution and discuss the preparation for the proposed International Conference on Nutrition 20 years since the first ICN was held in 1992 (ICN +20).
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    Meeting to Accelerate Prevention and Control of Neglected Foodborne Parasitic Zoonoses in Selected Asian Countries 2020
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    The Meeting to Accelerate Prevention and Control of Neglected Foodborne Parasitic Zoonoses in Selected Asian Countries was jointly organized by FAO Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP), OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (OIE RRAP), WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO), in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on 16-18 October 2018. The objectives of the meeting were: o to review the progress of prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in Asia; o to share experience, issues, challenges and opportunities to leverage existing platforms and frameworks and strengthen intersectoral collaboration and partnership for accelerating prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses; and o to agree on multisectoral action priorities to address identified issues and challenges and accelerate prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in Asia.
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    Qualitative case study on social cash transfers and livelihood support in Lesotho
    Lesotho Country Case Study Report
    2018
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    This in-depth qualitative study in Lesotho examines the impacts of linkages between the Lesotho Child Grants Programme (CGP), the second largest national social protection programme supporting poor households with children 0-17 years, and the Sustainable Poverty Reduction through Income, Nutrition and Access to Government services (SPRINGS) pilot project, implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) through UNICEF and European Union financing. It explores impacts of these combined programmes – namely social assistance through cash transfer and livelihood support, both at the household and at the local economy level and examines in-depth the causal links and channels - the how and why – that create these impacts, particularly regarding the areas of interest of this study: economic security and resilience and nutritional knowledge, dietary practices and infant and child care, as well as operational features. The study aims to provide insight and understanding of combined programme benefits, drawbacks and processes to inform government policy and programme decisionmaking. This particularly of priority as government is on the cusp of revising and rolling out an expanded social assistance livelihoods programme, supported notably by the World Bank. This is an opportune form of analytical evidence to generate informed decisions at national level. It is of great value to government who has already indicated interest in the drafts’ findings. It will certainly inform a wider audience notably in Africa and also globally on benefits of multi-sectoral coordination approaches in poverty reduction efforts.

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