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Height and herencia in rural Guatemala, part 2: Fetal and newborn growth

In a previous entry on this site, I argued that herencia (“inheritence”) cannot explain the extremely high rates of child stunting observed in rural Guatemala. Using archaeologic, epidemiologic, and Read More

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BRICS announce plans to launch new development bank

July 10, 2014 Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shanghai or New Delhi, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday. From Reuters: The creation by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa of a $100 billion […]The post The Daily Impact: BRICS announce plans to launch new development bank appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.

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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself | Rashmee Roshan Lall

Rashmee Rosahn Lall, Guardian Development Network | “Local provider of food to tackle malnourishment faces closure because aid agencies buy subsidised products from abroad.” The west’s Read More

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Review Raises Questions On Impact Of DfID’s Long-Term Nutrition Strategy

The Guardian: Scoring DfID: how effective is U.K. aid at fighting global malnutrition? “The body responsible for scrutinizing U.K. aid, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), has completed its first review of the Department for International Development (DfID)’s contribution to improving nutrition.


U.N. Reports Alarming Rates Of Malnutrition In Somalia

News outlets report on food shortages in Somalia and the country’s acute need for food aid. Agence France-Presse/New York Times: U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine “More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with…More


Gates Speaks About Public Health In Africa, Polio In Nigeria

News outlets report on recent comments from Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, about public health in Africa and polio in Nigeria. Mail & Guardian: Africa’s growth path: Reduce diseases, Bill Gates cautions “Unless Africa dramatically decreases its rates of malnutrition and premature mortality, it will not achieve the productivity levels…More


Malnutrition Affects Countries’ Economies, Agricultural Expert Says

Devex: Roger Thurow: Global malnutrition is a challenge to the worldwide economy “…[S]ome countries with 30-50 percent stunting rates due to childhood malnutrition have seen their gross domestic product knocked down between five and 15 percent, according to Roger Thurow, a senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global…More


Height and herencia in rural Guatemala, part 2: Fetal and newborn growth

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

In a previous entry on this site, I argued that herencia (“inheritence”) cannot explain the extremely high rates of child stunting observed in rural Guatemala. Using archaeologic, epidemiologic, and Read More


Poor Sanitation In India Contributes To Childhood Malnutrition

New York Times: Poor Sanitation in India May Afflict Well-Fed Children With Malnutrition “…Now, an emerging body of scientific studies suggest that … many of the 162 million children under the age of five in the world who are malnourished are suffering less a lack of food than poor sanitation…” (7/13).


BRICS announce plans to launch new development bank

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July 10, 2014 Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shanghai or New Delhi, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday. From Reuters: The creation by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa of a $100 billion […]The post The Daily Impact: BRICS announce plans to launch new development bank appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.


The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself | Rashmee Roshan Lall

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Rashmee Rosahn Lall, Guardian Development Network | “Local provider of food to tackle malnourishment faces closure because aid agencies buy subsidised products from abroad.” The west’s Read More


South Sudan Needs Help to Avoid Collapse | allAfrica.com

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allAfrica.com: Juba — South Sudan’s government admitted on Monday that it needs international assistance to avoid collapse in the coming months triggered by the outbreak Read More


‘Unsung Heroes’ Provide Hope For Children In War-Torn CAR

CNN: Why children in Central African Republic should matter to us all Mia Farrow, UNICEF goodwill ambassador “…Within Central African Republic, every system has crumbled. Malnutrition and disease stalk children. … Yet in the midst of this grim scenario, there are unsung heroes: Doctors and health workers are risking their lives to save the wounded…More


PBS NewsHour Profiles Guatemala’s Malnutrition Crisis

PBS NewsHour discusses malnutrition in Guatemala and the country’s efforts to address the problem. PBS NewsHour: How Guatemala finally ‘woke up’ to its malnutrition crisis “…Nearly 50 percent of Guatemala’s children are malnourished, which often leads to physical and mental stunting. … Until a few years ago, Guatemala’s high society in the bustling capital was…More


Allowing Higher Food Prices, Instituting Social Protections Can Waste Less, Feed More

Inter Press Service: Higher Food Prices Can Help to End Hunger, Malnutrition and Food Waste Andrew MacMillan, former director of the Field Operations Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…The idea that low food prices will reduce the scale of the hunger problem is flawed since the main reason for people being…More


New Hookworm Vaccine Could Have ‘Tremendous Impact’ On World’s Poorest

Huffington Post: A New Malnutrition Vaccine for the World’s Poor Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, and Remko van Leeuwen, director of acquisitions at the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD) Foundation and coordinator of the HOOKVAC consortium “…[A] report just released in the prestigious medical journal, Blood,…More


5 Ways USAID Is Working To Prevent Hunger In The Sahel

USAID’s “Impact”: Hunger Season Has Arrived: So What are We Doing? Dina Esposito, director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, and Jeremy Konyndyk, director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, describe five ways USAID is working to prevent hunger and malnutrition in the Sahel, including building resiliency and teaching about health and…More


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