Parliamentarians from 20 countries who participated in this year’s Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Global Gathering in Nepal, jointly signed a pledge where they commit to take action on nutrition.
Two years ago, 21-year-old Sithu from Myanmar contracted HIV despite being intimate only twice with his partner at the time. “If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way”, he said.
“There was a time when I would be menstruating and didn’t know what to do during those days… Now I do”, says a nun in an astrology college in the capital of Bhutan.
With these huge pledges, reproductive health now has a major potential energy boost.
As many as 100,000 children die every year in Nigeria, the largest oil and gas producer in Africa due to Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), or extremely low weight-for-height, which also affect one million other children under age five.