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|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.
|MI President presents at McGill Conference on Global Food Security|
October 9, 2013
Today, MI President Venkatesh Mannar presented a special keynote address at the McGill Institute for Global Food Security Conference, in Montreal, Québec.
|MI collaborating with other Canadian NGOs to have global impact on improvements to maternal and child health|
October 2, 2013
MI is participating at Impact 2025: Working together for Global Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, a Canadian symposium in Ottawa on Oct 3 and 4, hosted by the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH).
|Leading nutrition experts point way forward to save and improve millions of lives|
September 27, 2013
Today in Ottawa, the Micronutrient Initiative hosted world renowned experts in nutrition to discuss Canada´s leadership role in tackling global undernutrition, with recommendations on how to deliver results faster to save and improve more lives.
|“Nutrition Champion Award” win for MI’s Banda Ndiaye|
September 23, 2013
Congratulations to Banda Ndiaye, MI´s Director for the Sahel, who has been selected for a “Nutrition Champion Award”, offered jointly by the DFID-funded research consortium Transform Nutrition, in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The award recognizes the 'unsung heroes' of global nutrition.
|Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition Event|
September 20, 2013
The 2013 Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition - a follow up from the ground breaking work of the 2008 series - reinforces that nutrition is crucial to both individual and national development. It recognizes the work done to date and points out that the nutrition agenda remains unfinished. The Series of four papers highlights 10 proven interventions that could help us save over 1 million children´s lives and protect 33 million more from stunted growth and development.
|MI at the International Congress of Nutrition will participate in launch of Micronutrient Forum|
September 13, 2013
Strong micronutrient programs are an integral part of the effort to save and improve lives of the world´s most vulnerable. MI supports the need for the global nutrition community to come together with the best research and programs to ensure the most cost-effective and successful policies and program scale up to help save lives. We see the Micronutrient Forum filling that need in a very exciting way.