Nutrition

In Mali, a partnership to fight malnutrition
A joint UNICEF-European Union nutrition programme aims to treat and prevent stunting and wasting in Mali and other African countries. Learn more >>

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A partnership provides life-saving treatment in Mali
UNICEF and the European Union are supporting efforts to reduce the number of malnourished children in Mali by treating and preventing malnutrition. Learn more»

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In the fight against malnutrition, knowledge is power
Ensuring good nutrition is a major challenge across Indonesia, where one in three children under the age of 5 suffers from stunted growth. Read more »

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In Mali, a partnership between the EU and UNICEF aims to help communities treat malnutrition and provide a more nutritious diet for their children. Read more »

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Fighting malnutrition in the Philippines
A nutrition initiative led by the Government of the Philippines, the EU and UNICEF aims to empower women to improve nutrition for themselves and their families. Read more »

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Philippines: Improving nutrition in rural fishing communities
An initiative of UNICEF, the EU and the Government of the Philippines is beginning to make a difference in the nutrition of vulnerable fishing communities Read more »

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In Chad, fighting a nutrition crisis is far from simple
Environmental degradation, limited health facilities and lack of public awareness all contribute to pushing malnutrition in eastern Chad over the emergency threshold. Read more »

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Celebrating nutrition achievements in Wolaita
Today, a community-based nutrition programme is keeping children strong and healthy in this Ethiopian community. Read more »

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Uganda – Tackling malnutrition in Uganda with homegrown solutions
A new initiative aims to promote better nutrition practices in Ugandan households.  Read more »

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Bangladesh – Fighting malnutrition with education
Talking to families in their homes about nutritious diets and healthful household behaviours is part of the fight against stunting in Bangladesh. Read more »

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Bangladesh – Cultivating food – and resilience
A UNICEF-EU project strikes at malnutrition by enabling villagers to put home-grown food on the table and earn an income. Read more »

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Nepal – Attacking chronic malnutrition in the poorest rural areas
A UNICEF and European Union-backed programme seeks to end chronic malnutrition in Nepal, for once and for all. Read more »

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Lao People's Democratic Republic – Fight against malnutrition
UNICEF and the European Union join forces with the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to fight malnutrition. Read more »
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Burkina Faso – Changing diets and lives
In northwest Burkina Faso, deep in the Sahel belt, a small oasis is beginning to take shape. Read more »

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Burkina Faso – Stronger communities through better nutrition
 UNICEF and the European Union has launched a broad based programme to educate families on how to feed themselves better. Read more »

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Mali – Rising food prices escalate undernutrition amongst children
In the far south of Mali, despite the region’s capacity to feed its people, the children of Sikasso are suffering from high rates of undernutrition.  Read more »

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NUTRITION SECURITY is more than just food security. It is the outcome of good health, a healthy environment, and good caring practices. Learn more about our integrative approach: Multi-sectoral Approaches to Nutrition; Nutrition and Agriculture; Nutrition and Social Protection programmes; Nutrition and Public Health; Nutrition and Education; and about our work to Improve nutrition security in Africa and in Asia.

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  • In Mali, a partnership to fight malnutrition

  • A partnership provides life-saving treatment in Mali

  • In the fight against malnutrition, knowledge is power

  • A joint effort to reach Mali's malnourished children

  • Fighting malnutrition in the Philippines

  • Philippines: Improving nutrition in rural fishing communities

  • EU nutrition support in Asia

  • In Chad, fighting a nutrition crisis is far from simple

  • Ethiopia - Celebrating nutrition achievements in Wolaita

  • Uganda – Tackling malnutrition in Uganda with homegrown solutions

  • Bangladesh – Fighting malnutrition with education

  • Bangladesh – Cultivating food – and resilience

  • Nepal – Ending chronic malnutrition

  • Lao People's Democratic Republic – Fight against malnutrition

  • Burkina Faso – Changing diets and lives

  • Burkina Faso – Stronger communities through better nutrition

  • Burkina Faso – Building nutrition security

  • Mali – Rising food prices escalate undernutrition

Stories

Health Extension Workers: Key to Reducing Malnutrition in Ethiopia

AMHARA REGION, Ethiopia, 3 April 2014 - As part of the EU-funded Africa Nutrition Security Project (ANSP), UNICEF launched a community health programme to help the Government boost the nutritional status of children under two in communities where child malnutrition has been alarmingly high. Read more»


Celebrating nutrition achievements in Wolaita, Ethiopia

MANCHA, Ethiopia, 9 August 2013 – Wudnesh Zebdios is a village health extension worker. Today, she weighs children 2 years old and younger in Mancha, Wolaita zone.

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Rice alone does not make the cut for a healthy diet (UN Radio)

In the Lao People's Democratic Republic, rice is a staple food and even the word 'eat' actually means 'eat rice'. But rice alone is not sufficient to meet the dietary needs of children. 

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UNICEF and the European Union take action to tackle undernutriton in Asia and Africa

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 6 December 2012 – The European Union (EU) and UNICEF have joined forces to protect more than 30 million children’s lives by improving nutrition security in five Asian and four African countries.

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In Lao PDR, a UNICEF-supported workshop helps health workers tackle malnutrition.

SEKONG PROVINCE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 11 June 2012 – Nearly 40 local nurses and doctors have gathered at the Health Department in Sekong, a rural province in southern Lao PDR.

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