Micronutrient Initiative Awards Contracts for Vitamin A Capsule Manufacture


The Micronutrient Initiative has awarded contracts to three suppliers for the manufacture of vitamin A capsules for its flagship child survival program. Accucaps Industries Limited of Canada, NutriCorp International /Jamieson Laboratories, Canada and Patheon Softgels B.V. Netherlands have all received contracts to manufacture soft-gel capsules that are distributed to around 70 countries.
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Micronutrient Initiative receives $130 million from Government of Canada


Tens of millions of the world’s most vulnerable, especially women and children, will be reached with critical nutrition interventions and support thanks to $130 million in new funding announced by the Government of Canada for the Micronutrient Initiative (MI).
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Field Stories

Ethiopia: Access to zinc and ORS help families fight diarrhoea

Fatuma Abdo and her daughter.

For Fatuma and her neighbours, having zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) in the community could be life-saving. Diarrhoeal disease is one of the greatest killers of children in the Ethiopia. According to UNICEF, approximately 30,000 children in Ethiopia die each year from a diarrhoeal disease – something that is easy to treat.
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Mentorship program builds capacity by supporting Pharmacy student in Ethiopia


Similar to food distribution in development nations, getting life-savings drugs to the people in greatest need can be a challenge. Esete Zewge, a pharmacy graduate student at the Addis Ababa University School of Pharmacy, wants to help solve this problem through her focus on the logistics of distributing critical medications.
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From the Experts

How can the world reach more children?


How can we build new partnerships with the private sector to attract additional resources and leverage investments for the poorest children?  I like the way this question is framed. It’s not bogged down in the old rhetoric of “IF” we should partner with the private sector; it asks HOW. If there’s anything to share from
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Trade and Aid: creating winning conditions for nutrition


The Ministry of Trade in Senegal and MI recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of providing more people in West Africa access to adequately iodized salt.
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MI co-hosts #FFD3 side event - Financing Growth: Mobilizing Leadership and Investment in Nutrition


On Day 2 of #FFD3, MI is proud to co-host a high-level breakfast briefing to discuss nutrition as the foundation for sustainable development and prosperity.
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Securing resources for the well-being of people: MI talks nutrition at #FFD3


As international leaders join with the development community in Addis Ababa for the Third International Financing for Development Conference, MI will gather there, too, to engage in discussions on the most effective way forward to help the world’s most vulnerable achieve their full potential.
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