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MI Board meeting discusses impact of global nutrition programs
May 4, 2015

Joel Spicer, President, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman and Founder of Econet Wireless, Chair of MI's Board of Directors and one of CNN Fortune magazine's top 50 world leaders, discussed MI's global nutrition programs and their impact on survival and health.



MI joins Live Below the Line, a global poverty awareness campaign
April 24, 2015

From April 27 to May 1, Canadians will be participating in Live Below the Line, along with people in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, as an act of solidarity with the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty.



Bangladesh Government renews its commitment to reduce anaemia in pregnant women
April 2, 2015

Dhaka, 19 March, 2015: Based on new study results from the Micronutrient Initiative, the Bangladesh Government recommitted to strengthening its Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation program to protect pregnant women from anemia and their newborns from complications.



MI President underscores importance of nutrition at high-level discussions with Bill Gates
February 27, 2015

Ottawa – MI President Joel Spicer joined Bill Gates, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, and Ray Chambers, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria, along with other leaders of the Canadian development sector at a private roundtable focused on achieving the "malaria end-game" by 2025.



Listening in for good nutrition: Celebrating World Radio Day
February 13, 2015

Vitamin A can prevent eye sight loss and we have to reach people´s ears to let them know about vitamin A and other micronutrients. World Radio Day is celebrated on February 13 every year and the Micronutrient Initiative knows how important radio is to getting nutrition messages out to families and communities.



"Africa's future depends on improved nutrition," says Strive Masiyiwa
February 2, 2015

This week, Strive Masiyiwa, MI´s Board of Directors chairperson and Econet Wireless Founder and Chairman makes a call for nutrition to be a global priority. The piece was picked up in both the US-based The Hill Congress Daily Blog and in Canada's Embassy Magazine.



Strive Masiyiwa Named Chair of Micronutrient Initiative Board of Directors
December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, USA, December 12, 2014 – At an exciting time of renewal and expansion, the Micronutrient Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of global telecommunications entrepreneur and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa as its new Chair of the Board of Directors.



MI congratulates Michaëlle Jean as new Secretary General of La Francophonie
December 8, 2014

The Micronutrient Initiative congratulates the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean who has been elected to lead the International Organization of la Francophonie. Ms. Jean is the first woman to fill this role and was chosen by consensus at the summit of French-speaking nations in Dakar, Senegal.



Canada’s Investment in Micronutrient Initiative will Sustain Life-saving Nutrition Programs around the World
November 30, 2014

Dakar, Senegal – Canada reinforced its commitment to saving and improving lives for women and children around the world today when Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a renewed investment of $150 million for the Micronutrient Initiative at a community health post in Bargny, Senegal.



Poll: Quebec residents overwhelmingly support efforts to improve child health and fight malnutrition overseas
November 25, 2014

Ottawa — With world leaders gathering in Senegal on Friday for La Francophonie Summit, a poll in Quebec shows that there is broad based support for Canada to be a leader in improving the health — and nutrition — of the world´s most vulnerable women and children in Francophone countries and beyond.




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