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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on nutrition.

Nana Mouskouri to join UNICEF Romania once again
BUCHAREST, Romania, 29 November 2011 – The renowned singer, Nana Mouskouri, one of the world’s golden singing voices, returns to Romania for an extraordinary concert and to support UNICEF.

Expanding breastfeeding support to primary health care in Croatia
ZAGREB, Croatia, 4 August 2011 — On the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF Croatia has launched a new initiative expanding breast-feeding support through primary health care.

National campaign promotes breastfeeding in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 1 August 2011 – Supporting and promoting breastfeeding is the aim of a national campaign organised by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF in Tajikistan to mark the 10 Days of Breastfeeding from 1-10 August 2011.

Scaling up nutrition investments leads to fewer child deaths and improves economy
BISHKEK, 30 June 2011 – Despite improvements in the past decade, 22 per cent of all deaths among children under-five in the Kyrgyz Republic are still caused by undernutrition, according to a report launched today.

“Best Start in Life”: Heydar Aliyev Foundation and UNICEF present documentary on breastfeeding
BAKU, Azerbaijan, 21 June 2011 – Today as part of the National Campaign on Breastfeeding, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) presented to public the jointly produced documentary “Best Start in Life”.

New 20 country study on iodine nutrition advocates mandatory salt iodization through salt supply chains for households and other key food industries
BELGRADE, 2 March 2011 - Mandatory salt iodization in the production of salt for households, bakeries and other key food industries have led to vast progress in providing the micronutrient which protects children from the risks of mental disabilities.



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