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|Study proves childhood diarrhoea management pilot in Bihar, India is working|
October 1, 2014
India In collaboration with State Government of Bihar, the Micronutrient Initiative has successfully piloted the Childhood Diarrhoea Management Program to ensure all children have access to zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) when they suffer from diarrhoea. Using zinc and ORS to treat diarrhoea has been recognized as a critical strategy by the World Health Organization, and is supported by the Government of India´s policy on child health.
|A message from the Micronutrient Initiative about new Canadian anti-spam legislation|
June 27, 2014
MI is working to be fully compliant with Canada´s new anti-spam legislation (CASL), which is aimed at monitoring Canadian commercial based e-information.
|New results tackle anemia, one of the world’s greatest health challenges|
June 27, 2014
The Journal of Nutrition has published promising results of an exciting study that provides further evidence of the potential for salt that is fortified with iodine and iron, known as double-fortified salt, to reduce iron deficiency.
|Impact of Canada's Commitment to world's women and children will be felt for generations: Micronutrient Initiative|
May 29, 2014
Toronto, Ontario: Canada's flagship global nutrition organization, the Micronutrient Initiative, applauds Canada's commitment to the world's most vulnerable women and children at the Prime Minister's Summit, “Saving Every Women, Every Child". Today, Canada committed $3.5 billion to address maternal, newborn and child health initiatives around the world.
|The Little Red Capsule: Canada’s Vitamin A Success Story|
May 26, 2014
On May 26th, the Micronutrient Initiative is launching a new microsite, www.littleredcapsule.ca. The site tells the story of the Little Red Capsule.
|Ending the cycle of poverty and malnutrition|
April 30, 2014
Ottawa - Today, Joel Spicer, President of the Micronutrient Initiative, highlighted how Canadian innovation is breaking the never-ending cycle of global poverty and malnutrition faced by over a billion people. He spoke on Parliament Hill during the Live Below the Line event, co-hosted by the Micronutrient Initiative, RESULTS-Canada and Parliamentary Secretary Lois Brown. The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, also spoke at the event.
|Scaling Up Nutrition a Key Focus at Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach Summit|
April 29, 2014
As Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper held up a Micronutrient Initiative vitamin A capsule, he announced the details of the Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm´s Reach Summit, to be held in Toronto from May 28 to 30, 2014.
|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.