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South Sudan Needs Help to Avoid Collapse | allAfrica.com

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

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Mind the gap: why UN development goals must tackle economic inequality

By Faiza Shaheen This month we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to force our governments to face up to an uncomfortable reality – that promises ofsustainable Read More

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Hospitals and Maternal Death in Tanzania – Guest Post by Adrienne Strong

 Adrienne is a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been traveling to and conducting research in Tanzania since Read More

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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


Mind the gap: why UN development goals must tackle economic inequality

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By Faiza Shaheen This month we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to force our governments to face up to an uncomfortable reality – that promises ofsustainable Read More


Hospitals and Maternal Death in Tanzania – Guest Post by Adrienne Strong

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 Adrienne is a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been traveling to and conducting research in Tanzania since Read More


Child Nutrition – After the First 1000 Days

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I’m certain that all readers on the site have heard of the Thousand Days concept. This is the notion that children are especially vulnerable to Read More


Packed with nutrients, but how does it taste?

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Guest contributor Kate Bagshaw is a member of our staff in the Mekong region of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Early one recent Saturday morning, a group of volunteers gathered near the busy 56 Wards Market in Yangon, Myanmar, to conduct … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAn overview of PATH in 5 short videosWhy do girls need sanitary pads to stay in school?Sophy Mabasa: a passionate advocate for the power of breast milk ;


US food aid U-turn could put 2m people in jeopardy

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  Read the full article from Guardian Development Network here: US Food Aid U-Turn Could Put 2 Million People in Jeopardy  


Economic growth and early childhood undernutrition: evidence from 36 LMIC

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“Economic growth is widely regarded as a necessary, and often sufficient, condition for the improvement of population health. We aimed to assess whether macroeconomic growth Read More


Can countries develop without suffering epidemic obesity?

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Much has been made of the obesity epidemic in the United States – and, importantly so: more than a third of Americans are obese and Read More


“Fetishism” and Humanitarian Aid – an Interview

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I recently ran across a fascinating article in the Third World Quarterly, The fetishism of humanitarian objects and the management of malnutrition in emergencies. The Read More


Sustainability, Food and Nutrition Security, and the Post-2015 Development Goals

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Food affordability, Optifood, and the complexity of developing nutritional solutions for children

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A few weeks ago an interesting and important technical report from the FANTA project was released on dietary research conducted in Guatemala. The report has Read More


How complexity thinking cut malnutrition in Vietnam by two thirds

To end complexity week, another of the fascinating case studies from Ben Ramalingam’s Aid on the Edge of Chaos In December 1991, Jerry and Monique Sternin arrived in Vietnam so Jerry could take up the role of Save the Children US Country Director. The country was still labouring under a US-led economic embargo and had seriously


The limitations of “behavior change” – cases studies from child malnutrition

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What is “behavior change?” This popular technical term is used increasingly in the global health and development sectors to describe any sort of strategy or Read More


What explains the weird way Congress voted down food aid reform?

Flickr, pinehurst19475 The recent defeat in Congress of legislation aimed at improving the efficiencies of our foreign efforts to feed the hungry didn’t fall into the normal partisan divisions, or even expected special interest categories. The Obama Administration has proposed changes to our nation’s uniquely wasteful and self-serving system of food aid (which requires we … Continue reading →


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