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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

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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

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Nutritional Supplements’ Effects on Health Systems: The Case of Nutributter in Nicaragua

  Plumpy’nut, Medika Mamba, Nutributter—many of us have heard of these peanut-butter based nutritional supplements, which have, in many ways, revolutionized childhood nutrition interventions in Read More

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UNICEF Nutrition Center Works To Stem Child Malnutrition In Chad

BBC News: Tackling child malnutrition in Chad: Inside a UNICEF nutrition center “Child malnutrition is a major problem in Chad — a country which ranks near the bottom on every global measure of poverty, health, or economic development. The lack of adequate, healthy food is linked to some grim statistics, with one in six children…More


Amid Ongoing War, Children In Yemen Face Increasing Risk Of Disease, Malnutrition, UNICEF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N. “Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country’s health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia, and diarrhea, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 6/30). U.N. News Centre: As Yemen…More


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

Photo from Katia Moore

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


U.S. Food For Peace Critical For Addressing Hunger In Yemen

Huffington Post: Food for Peace: A Lifeline for Yemen William Lambers, author and journalist “…The United States Food for Peace program must lead in building the international coalition to save Yemen from famine. A peace plan cannot succeed without this vital ingredient of food. A generation of Yemeni children can be saved from malnutrition, if the…More


India’s Malnutrition Rates Higher Among Girls Than Boys, According To Studies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Little girls bear the brunt in India’s vicious cycle of malnutrition “…Despite India’s economic boom over the last two decades, 46 percent of its children under five are underweight, 48 percent are stunted, and 25 percent are wasted, according to the latest government figures. But what is not so widely known is…More


G7 Addresses Hunger, Malnutrition In Final Document

ONE Blog: Holding G7 leaders to account on hunger and malnutrition Kedar Mankad, a policy officer at ONE, writes, “…After the topics of global economy, foreign policy, health, and climate were dealt with, the G7 put forward one sentence that has the potential to help realize everything that came before it. ‘As part of a…More


Nutrition Program Aims To Address Stunting Among Malawian Children

VOA News: Aid Group: Stunting Affects Nearly Half of Malawi’s Children “Stunted growth caused by malnutrition affects … up to 50 percent of children in the southern African nation of Malawi. There’s no cure for stunting, which can cause developmental and physical problems, but good nutrition from an early age can easily prevent it. A…More


Improving Nutrition Crucial To Preventing Child Deaths, Melinda Gates Says

Wall Street Journal: Melinda Gates Fights Childhood Malnutrition “Fighting malnutrition is one of the most cost-effective — and under-appreciated — ways to save children’s lives in the developing world, said Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s wealthiest charities. And the best ways to fight childhood malnutrition are…More


FAO Head Calls On International Community To End Hunger, Malnutrition ‘Once And For All’

U.N. News Centre: Senior U.N. official calls for global movement to end hunger once and for all “The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) [Thursday] called for a global movement to eradicate hunger as countries look ahead to the new set of development goals that will be adopted in September. ‘The…More


Gates Foundation Pledges $776M Over 6 Years To Improve Global Nutrition, Halve Child Deaths

Devex: Gates pledges $776M for malnutrition, unlocks U.K. commitments “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will spend $776 million over the next six years to fight malnutrition, a strong signal of support for a historically underfunded sector, according to the foundation’s leaders…” (Igoe, 6/3). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Gates…More


About 20% Of South Sudanese Refugee Children Malnourished, Relief Workers Say

VOA News: Malnutrition Remains Serious Problem for South Sudanese Refugees “…For many … children at the Rhino Refugee Settlement in Uganda’s Arua district, malnourishment remains a serious problem. The camp holds about 90,000 refugees. Relief workers like Joseph Mbabazi, say about 20 percent of the children are malnourished…” (Roosblad, 5/20).


Relief Agencies Use Data From Mobile Technology To Inform Food Aid Decisions

Financial Times: Technology helps feed a hungry world “…Where people are facing hunger and malnutrition, a basic form of technology — the mobile phone — can be used to generate data that helps relief agencies make better decisions on where to distribute food aid…” (Murray, 5/20).


China Faces Food, Nutrition Security Pressures Warranting Government Action, Report Says

Xinhua News: China’s food, nutrition security faces challenges: report “The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in a report Wednesday that China’s food security faces pressure that warrants government action. … China increasingly suffers from a ‘triple burden of malnutrition’ (undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and obesity), according to the Washington-based institute…” (5/13).


Child Malnutrition Strains Malawi’s Development Efforts, Study Says

News outlets report on a study commissioned by the African Union and supported by the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa and the World Food Programme describing the effects of malnutrition on Malawi’s development. Agence France-Presse: Malawi pays high price for child hunger “Child malnutrition costs Malawi about $600 million a year, with more than half…More


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