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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



Micronutrient Initiative Leads Panel on Innovative Finance at Canadian Global Health Conference
November 4, 2014

Ottawa, Canada – Today, Micronutrient Initiative President Joel Spicer hosted and moderated a high level panel on cutting-edge financing solutions for improving the health of women and children globally.





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