REACH Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and undernutrition

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Undernutrition leads to 3.5 million child deaths every year and impairs the health and development of many more.

The causes of maternal and child undernutrition – food insecurity, poor health and inappropriate care – are preventable; still, many countries struggle to achieve a sustainable reduction of child undernutrition because their resources and capacity are not sufficient to accelerate the scale-up of nutrition actions needed.

REACH is a country-led approach to scale-up proven and effective interventions addressing child undernutrition through the partnership and coordinated action of UN agencies, civil society, donors, and the private sector, under the leadership of national governments.

REACH co-facilitates the UN network for SUN, together with the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition.










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News and updates:

UN Network for SUN Quarterly Update, covering the third quarter of 2017 is available online
3 November 2017

Now available: French translation of the Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN)
30 September 2017

Joint training helps to empower increased nutrition coordination at decentralized levels in Chad
18 September 2017

REACH helps bring actors together to mobilise funding for Myanmar's Nutrition Promotion Month
17 August 2017

UN Network for SUN Quarterly Update, covering the second quarter of 2017 is available online
31 July 2017

REACH plays a pivotal role in the government-led Nutrition Stock-Taking exercise and the UN Network for SUN in Myanmar
26 July 2017

REACH launched in Zimbabwe where it is helping stakeholders depict the country's nutrition story
12 July 2017

REACH teams up with the World Bank in Senegal to carry out a capacity gap assessment as part of greater efforts to strengthen nutrition governance
12 July 2017

UN Network webinar series launched with the valuable support of SecureNutrition colleagues at the World Bank
12 July 2017

REACH activity is initiated in Lesotho, catalysing nutrition action
10 July 2017

REACH support continues in Tanzania thanks to funding from Irish Aid
7 July 2017

REACH resumes activity in Sierra Leone at the request of the Government and with the backing of the UN Network for SUN
6 July 2017

Joint UN Nutrition Agenda for Burkina Faso, 2016–2020 endorsed
3 July 2017

View the UNN Nutrition Capacity Assessment Guidance Package
– Part 1: Guidance Note  English | Français
Part 2: Tools and Resources English | Français

2 June 2017

REACH actively involved in the establishment and operationalization of Mali's new Nutrition Coordination Unit
29 May 2017

New Multi-sectoral Strategic Plan for Nutrition validated in Burkina Faso
26 May 2017

Chad steps up nutrition action, launching a new and intensified phase of REACH support
26 May 2017

Key 2016 achievements profiled in the 2016 REACH Annual Report
17 May 2017

REACH mentioned in ENN blog about a recent visit to Myanmar
13 April 2017

UN Network for SUN Quarterly Update, covering the first quarter of 2017 is available online
10 April 2017

French and Spanish versions of the UN Network for SUN Stragegy (2016-2020) are also available
16 May 2017

REACH helps catalyse nutrition planning and related sensitization efforts at the sub-national level
22 March 2017

ENN podcast highlights how REACH is supporting the SUN Movement in Burkina Faso (French)
20 February 2017

REACH facilitators help the SUN Government Focal Point galvanize dynamic nutrition planning processes in Burkina Faso
21 February 2017

Read an article in ENN's Nutrition Exchange about how REACH is supporting SUN processes…
16 February 2017

Chad's SUN Government Focal Point and REACH facilitators work side by side to foster…
9 January 2017

The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN) is now available
1 December 2016

UN Network for SUN Strategy (2016-2020) – now available (English)
21 November 2016

REACH and partners in Mozambique support a multi-country training on the Cost of Hunger in Africa Study
20 June 2016

REACH facilitates a multi-stakeholder retreat in Myanmar to strengthen the UN Network for Nutrition and Food Security
6 June 2016

Learn about key REACH achievements in the 2015 Annual Report
25 May 2016

Mozambique: REACH support is pivotal to the development of the United Nations Agenda for the Reduction of Chronic Undernutrition (2015-2019) in Mozambique
22 March 2016

Haiti: REACH colleagues band together to complete an overview of the nutrition and food security  situation in Haiti with a view to catalyzing further action
14 March 2016

REACH continues to play a catalytic role in nutrition governance processes, including multi-sectoral nutrition planning
28 February 2016

Explanatory Note now available on the Agenda 2030, SUN Movement, WHA targets, Zero Hunger Challenge and ICN2 Rome Declaration Commitments
December 2015