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|David de Ferranti takes on role as Vice-Chair of MI Board of Directors|
April 9, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Micronutrient Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr. David de Ferranti as Vice-Chair for the Board.
|The Micronutrient Initiative joins Live Below the Line Campaign|
April 8, 2014
Ottawa, April 8, 2014 From April 28 to May 2, Canadians will be participating in the Live Below the Line campaign, along with people in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia as an act of solidarity with the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty.
|Canada to host Summit on maternal, newborn and child health|
March 6, 2014
Ottawa The Micronutrient Initiative welcomes Canada´s announcement of a high-level Summit on maternal, newborn and child health. The Summit will focus on increasing global efforts to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths. It will be hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Toronto, from May 28 to 30.
|Joel Spicer takes the helm at the Micronutrient Initiative|
February 18, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Micronutrient Initiative is pleased to introduce the organization´s new President, Joel Spicer. Joel comes to the position from the World Health Organization´s Stop TB Partnership, where he successfully raised the profile of tuberculosis and the Stop TB partnership among donors. While there, he also led a new generation of partnerships with the corporate sector, and catalyzed the drive for greater ambition in global targets.
|MI brings hidden hunger to the table with new web game “Spin the Plate”|
February 7, 2014
Ottawa - The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is launching an interactive web game today called Spin the Plate. The game is designed to draw attention to the issue of hidden hunger, which affects millions of people throughout the world. “Spin a plate” in the game, and a player will be given examples of meals a child might eat in some of the countries MI works in and then learn how MI is helping to ensure access to life-saving micronutrients so children can survive and thrive to reach their full potential.
|MI and CESO announce partnership agreement during International Development Week at McGill University|
February 7, 2014
MONTREAL - Today, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) celebrated International Development Week by signing a partnership agreement, which will see more CESO volunteers enhance capacity and provide on-site support to MI projects around the world .
|Zinc Alliance for Child Health Funds $1.5 Million Project|
December 4, 2013
AHMEDABAD, INDIA Today, Canadian partners in the Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH) Teck, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and the Government of Canada announced $1.5 million in funding to expand a childhood diarrhea treatment program in the Indian state of Gujarat. This funding will support the State Government to scale up the program to all 26 districts in Gujarat and train an additional 97,000 health care workers on the proper treatment of diarrhea using zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS).
|MI and WFP discuss collaboration to reduce hunger at private sector roundtable|
November 20, 2013
Today in Ottawa, Venkatesh Mannar, President of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), and Elisabeth Rasmusson, Assistant Executive Director for Partnership and Governance Services, World Food Programme (WFP), hosted a roundtable to review how the private sector currently supports reducing global hunger and malnutrition as well as how to work more collaboratively in these efforts.
|Salt Iodization: A Health Program that Feeds Economic Growth|
November 12, 2013
Today, the Micronutrient Initiative welcomed the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister of La Francophonie, to our salt iodization project in Lac Rose. The Minister witnessed how Canada´s investments in global nutrition are improving health and economic development for people in Senegal.
|Nourishing India’s children, growing its economy|
November 6, 2013
The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), together with the Indo-Canadian Ottawa Business Chamber and the Canada-India Parliamentary Association, explored the connection between improved nutrition and economic growth in India, implications for Canada and the global economy in Ottawa at an evening reception on Parliament Hill.