Luck and Public Health Programming in Guatemala

  Since returning to the United States from a three-month stint working in rural Guatemala, I’ve been thinking about how messy and random global health Read More

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Reflections on the INCAP Oriente Longitudinal Study of early life nutrition: An interview with Aryeh Stein

Aryeh Stein, MPH, PhD, is a nutritional epidemiologist and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health of the Rollins School of Public Health at Read More


Placing women at the centre of the food system

Marc Van Ameringen | “Each year International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on women, putting them at the centre of development and equality efforts. For Read More


Diabetes supplies: improving access to essential medicines and technologies

This year at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, many of the world’s leaders and innovators set in motion a plan to tackle a set of ambitious global goals aiming to end poverty and improve the quality of life for all people. These are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesRemembering Alan Magill, a leader and friend in the fight to end malariaThe NIFTY™ cup for newborns: when breastfeeding is not an optionThe NIFTY™ cup for newborns: when the breast is not an option ;

World Bank Cash Transfer Program Aims To Address Malnutrition In Togo

World Bank: Using Social Safety Nets to Combat Child Malnutrition This World Bank feature story discusses a cash transfer program in northern Togo that provides financial assistance to households that are vulnerable to malnutrition. “…In exchange for monthly financial assistance, parents are encouraged to obtain birth certificates for their children, send them to school, and…More

Global Community Must Address Malnutrition In All Forms Without Losing Gains On Reducing…

The Guardian: There is no place for malnutrition in the 21st century Lawrence Haddad, Corinna Hawkes, and Emorn Udomkesmalee, all co-chairs of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report “One of the welcome and surprising headline findings from the 2015 Global Nutrition Report is that 39 out of 114 countries with data are…More

Health Experts Fortifying Condiments With Micronutrients To Prevent Certain Ailments

New York Times: Condiments as Weapon Against Malnutrition “…Efforts to add iron to fish sauce in Vietnam and bouillon cubes in West Africa, and vitamin A to cooking oil in Senegal, are examples of a new trend: Nutrition experts are branching out from fortifying dry staples like rice, corn, or wheat flour…” (McNeil, 9/21).

Luck and Public Health Programming in Guatemala


  Since returning to the United States from a three-month stint working in rural Guatemala, I’ve been thinking about how messy and random global health Read More

Nearly Half Of Child Deaths Related To Malnutrition, Global Nutrition Report Says

The Guardian: Malnutrition linked to nearly half of deaths among under-fives “…The 2015 Global Nutrition Report sought to provide a detailed snapshot of the full range of nutrition problems worldwide. It found that 1.9 billion adults are either overweight or obese; 794 million people do not get enough calories; 161 million children under five years…More

Increased Nutrition Education Will Help Some Communities Overcome Taboos, Traditional Beliefs…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Better baby food: changing African mindsets on eggs, grandmas, motherhood “…The new U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, replacing the MDGs, include ending malnutrition by 2030 and cutting stunting — children being short for their age — by 40 percent by 2025. … Solving the problem, which affects one in three people in the…More

Boko Haram Insurgency Contributing To Food Insecurity, Malnutrition For 5.5M In Western,…

IRIN: Millions going hungry because of Boko Haram “Families driven out of villages, farmers unable to tend crops, food stocks of entire communities raided: Boko Haram’s impact on the people of Western and Central Africa lingers long after the rape and slaughter. More than 5.5 million people living in conflict areas in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger,…More

Nearly 750K People Who Have Fled Boko Haram Militants In Northeastern Nigeria Face Food…

VOA News: Boko Haram Violence Increasing Hunger, Malnutrition in Region “The World Food Programme (WFP) says it is scaling up aid for hundreds of thousands of hungry people, many severely malnourished, who have fled to Chad, Niger, and Cameroon to escape attacks by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria. According to the WFP, nearly three…More

Yemeni Hospitals Running Low On Supplies, Children Malnourished, Aid Agencies Warn

VOA News: Yemen Close to ‘Disaster’ as Medical Shortages Continue “Aid agencies are warning of a possible humanitarian disaster in Yemen, including severe malnutrition. The agencies say up to 500,000 children lack food or nutrients in their diet. Yemeni hospitals are running low on simple medicines, they say…” (9/8).

Malnutrition Causing Stunted Growth Among Filipino Children, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a Save the Children report on stunting and malnutrition among children in the Philippines. Agence France-Presse: Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report “Children in the Philippines suffer from ‘sub-Saharan levels’ of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics, a campaign…More

A Q&A with Celestine Niyibizi, community health worker supervisor in Rwanda

When did you start working with Partners In Health? I started working with Partners In Health (PIH) in 2005. Before that, I was working as a math teacher in primary school. What exactly is your role as a CHW?

IRIN Examines Public Opinion, Aid Impact Of Technical Term ‘Famine’

IRIN: Do we still care about the F word? “…Technically, famine has a clear definition, occurring only when certain measures are met. They are: at least 20 percent of households in an area face extreme food shortages with a limited ability to cope; acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent; and the death rate exceeds two…More

More Than 3M Malians Food Insecure, Hungry As Conflict Persists, U.N., Country Officials Say

Associated Press: U.N.: Over 3 million people suffer from hunger in Mali “More than three million people are suffering from hunger as insecurity persists in Mali’s north, Mali officials and the United Nations said Wednesday. Food insecurity also means more than 715,000 children are at risk of acute malnutrition, said U.N. humanitarian coordinator Mbaranga Gasarabwe…”…More

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