News

Micronutrient Initiative Awards Contracts for Vitamin A Capsule Manufacture

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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

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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

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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

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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

Trade and Aid: creating winning conditions for nutrition

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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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Address by MI President Joel Spicer at the launch of the Government of Ethiopia’s Seqota Declaration

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MI pledges additional support towards Ethiopia’s new nutrition plan Check against delivery   It is a tremendous honour to be here today, to stand alongside the Government and the people of Ethiopia – in support of a bold and historic new commitment to end malnutrition among Ethiopian children in a single generation. The launch of
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Events

MI co-hosts #FFD3 side event - Financing Growth: Mobilizing Leadership and Investment in Nutrition

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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

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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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