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FOCUS 1000 and ACF on behalf of SUNI- CSP Platform have ended a one day whorkshop in order to track Sierra Leone's commitment on nutrition.
The workshop took place at the Hub Conference Hall on Thursday 4th August, 2016.
It could be recalled that in 2013, at the high level Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit held in London, the Government of Sierra Leone committed, along with other stakeholders, to contribute to preventing 20 million children from stunting and to saving 1.7 million lives by 2020.
Today, as an international media event is happening in Rio (Brazil) in the context of the second N4G, in Sierra Leone stakeholders from the civil society, government, donors and UN agencies are meeting to assess and discuss the progress made so far in the country, and to identify additional efforts needed, based on two analyses conducted by ACF in collaboration with Focus 1000 and the SUN Civil Society Platform.
Participants were drawn from the Directorate of Food and Nutrition Ministry of Health and Sanitation, representative from parliament, Ministry of Agriculture, the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat Office of the Vice President, other health partners and members from the media.
The Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat (SUN) Office of the Vice President and Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI-CSP) on 12th May, held a workshop on Budget Tracking Validation at the SUN Secretariat Office of the Vice President. The workshop attracted the attendance of representatives from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHs), Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MEST), Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Civil Society and UN Agencies.
Evidence shows that if Sierra Leone is to achieve zero hunger, it must tackle the discrimination and exclusion children face
Children pose at a village in Southern Sierra Leone
Progress in tackling malnutrition is simply far too slow. What is more, Save the Children's evidence shows millions of children are missing out on adequate nutrition because of who they are and where they live. They are discriminated against because of their ethnicity or disability; they are excluded because of their parents' lack of income or after being forced from their homes. If we are serious about creating a world where no child is malnourished, we must tackle the discrimination and exclusion they face.
The Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI-CSP) has engaged religious leaders to take the frontline in promoting key messages that would help to increase awareness on improved maternal and child health service uptake for mothers and babies across the country. The platform's sees the intervention of faith-based organisations very useful more especially in a time when the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and its partners are putting plans in place to launch the week long Maternal and Child Health Week (MCHW) National Campaign on the 23rd June in the northern Kabala town in Koinadugu district.
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