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A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end…

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1.4M Children Face Potential Famine In 4 Conflict-Hit Nations, UNICEF Warns

Agence France-Presse: 1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF “Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday…” (2/20). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF warns that 1.4 million children could die from famine in four countries “…UNICEF,…More

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U.K. Pledges $249M For Famine Response In Somalia, South Sudan; E.U., Norway Also Commit…

Devex: U.K. pledges $249M to South Sudan and Somalia in response to famine “The U.K. has pledged 200 million British pounds ($249 million) in humanitarian aid to Somalia and South Sudan, after the United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan and issued famine warnings for Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria on Monday. The announcement means…More

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4 Nations Face Unprecedented Levels Of Hunger, Food Shortages Amid Humanitarian Crises, Experts…

The Guardian: Famine looms in four countries as aid system struggles to cope, experts warn “Famine is looming in four different countries, threatening unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis that is already stretching the aid and humanitarian system like never before, experts and insiders warn. Tens of millions of people in need of…More

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CNN Video Series Examines Hunger, Malaria, How Gates Foundation Working To Address Issues

CNN: Looking Forward with Bill Gates “Despite widespread global problems like hunger and malaria, Bill Gates has an optimistic outlook on the planet’s future — along with a few ideas on how to make it even better. In this video series, CNN meets the men and women bringing those ideas to life…” (Marc et al.,…More

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‘Serious concern’ in Somalia as 5 million go hungry, U.N. says

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — The number of Somalis who do not have enough to eat has risen to 5 million, or more than four out of 10 people, due to poor rains, the United Nations said on Tuesday, with children at the greatest risk of ill health and death. The figure

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The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

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Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care after the Global Food Crisis. Launch of new report, 9th…

Oxfam researcher John Magrath profiles a new joint Oxfam/IDS report and tries to convince you to come along to the launch in London on 9th September Duncan has written previously about one of the projects he was most proud of initiating while in (nominal!) charge of Oxfam’s Research Team. This started out as Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility’ and was a four year study …

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Unless More Effort Made, Child Malnutrition Will Persist Beyond 2030, Save The Children Report…

The Guardian: Malnutrition will not end by 2030, warn campaigners “Millions of children will continue to suffer far into the next century from physical and mental stunting as a result of undernutrition, Save the Children has found, despite world leaders pledging last year to eradicate all forms of malnutrition by 2030…” (Hodal, 8/5). Thomson Reuters…More

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Sandwich consumption in relation to daily dietary intake and diet quality among US adults,…

About one half of the US adult population consumed one or more sandwiches on any given day.

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Treatment outcome and factors affecting time to recovery in children with severe acute…

Background: The outpatient therapeutic care program (OTP) of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has been decentralized to health post level in Ethiopia since 2008–2009.

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Health at the borders: Bayesian multilevel analysis of women’s malnutrition determinants in…

Background: Women’s malnutrition, particularly undernutrition, remains an important public health challenge in Ethiopia.

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U.S. Congress expected to pass Global Food Security Act

In a rare act of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives today is poised to pass the Global Food Security Act. It bolsters efforts by the U.S. to eliminate hunger and malnutrition globally by providing backing to existing programs, including the Obama administration’s Feed the Future program.

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Measuring success in global health diplomacy: lessons from marketing food to children in India

Global health diplomacy (GHD) focuses on international negotiation; principally between nation states, but increasingly non-state actors However, agreements made at the global level have to be enacted at the n…

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