DSC 0855 crop smThe Africa Network Event, which was held on 5 October 2016 in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, celebrated Africa's efforts in fortification of wheat and maize flour with with essential vitamins and minerals, such as iron and folic acid, to improve the population's health by combatting malnutrition.

By the end of 2014, 24 countries in Africa had mandatory legislation for wheat flour fortification to provide essential vitamins and minerals to their populations, while in another 3 countries millers did so voluntarily. Now, 2 years later, 27 countries have mandatory legislation for wheat flour fortification and millers in another 5 do so voluntarily. In addition to this increase we also see that 9 countries have mandatory legislation also for maize flour, while in 2 other countries millers do so voluntarily.

IF Youth Group 20166 December 2016 // To renew and expand its IF Youth Group, IF is looking for active and engaged European young people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus (SBH), between 18-30 years of age. The objectives of the Youth Group are (1) to make young people with disabilities experienced self-advocates, and (2) to develop IF's work on issues that are important to youth with SBH.

In October 2016, the IF Board decided to partially renew and expand the Group. European IF members are invited to nominate one young person from their membership to the Youth Group. Nominating associations should commit to actively supporting their young people in their work at the Youth Group. Read more or download the call for nominations to learn more about the criteria and requirements.

iddc 05 December 2016 // The first week of December, IDDC and its partners are organising the European Disability and Development Week (EDDW), a week of activities dedicated to raising awareness among EU policy makers, Member States and relevant stakeholders on the issue of disability and international cooperation.

The week begins on 3 December which is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and ends on 10 December which is Human Rights Day, the day on which in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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