Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 28, 2014 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) hosted a workshop in Dushanbe titled Scaling-Up Flour Fortification in Tajikistan.
The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), with the financial and technical support of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), today convened a day-long national workshop on improving access to quality iodized salt for Bangladeshis.
GAIN Invited into Official Relations with World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) into official relations. After consideration by its Standing Committee on Non-governmental Organizations, the WHO Executive Board confirmed GAIN’s position in support of WHO’s nutritional policies, including those on infant feeding and the promotion of complementary food.
The ‘Fortification in Edible Oil with Vitamin A Bill, 2013’ was passed today by the Bangladesh Parliament. Hon’ble Minister for Industries Dilip Barua moved the Bill, for its passage in an amended form.
Member of the GAIN’s Board Directors, Dr. Anna Lartey, has been appointed Director, Nutrition Division at FAO Headquarters in Rome, by José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Dr. Larty takes up her new responsibilities on October 1.
GAIN very much welcomes the appointment and looks forward to continued collaboration with Dr. Lartey.
On May 22nd 2013 a new multi-stakeholder partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a consortium of partners of the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM) was launched in The Hague.