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|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.
|MI and World Food Programme in Partnership|
November 18, 2014
MI President Joel Spicer was very pleased to meet with World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin to lay the foundation for a new era of strategic partnerships. The two met on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Rome in the lead up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition.
|Micronutrient Initiative Takes Leadership Role in Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health|
November 6, 2014
Ottawa, Canada The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) will be deepening its impact on global nutrition through the appointment of Joel Spicer, President, to the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH) steering committee, comprised of 10 leaders from Canadian non-government organizations, academia and research institutions