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Scaling up nutrition: Progress report from countries and their partners in the movement to Scale Up Nutrition (SUN)

This draft report was prepared for the High Level Meeting on Nutrition at the UN General Assembly in September 2011 and the follow-up workshop for the Scale-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, which was designed to help nations where people are at risk of under-nutrition and aims to show results within 1,000 days. This report includes the progress reported by 19 SUN Movement countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

The report highlights three major achievements:

  • increased political commitment for better nutrition within countries as well as at international and regional levels
  • SUN country governments have set goals and targets for reducing under-nutrition
  • more than 100 international stakeholders have organised themselves into six Task Forces whose primary goal is to ensure appropriate support.

The report summarises countries’ experiences with costing nutrition-sensitive interventions, scaling up such interventions, establishing multi-stakeholder platforms for action, and assessing progress and gaps to be filled. It also analyses critical factors for success, challenges faced by countries and actions to overcome them while suggesting that the nutrition movement can expand.