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The stories show why foreign aid is worth the penny

For 40 years, PATH has worked with the US government, the private sector, and individuals in low-income countries to develop simple and cost-effective health solutions. Support from the US government has been crucial to PATH’s work to disrupt the cycle of poor health. However, the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA week in China with PATHInnovation: the key to an economic revolution in AfricaNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;

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A week in China with PATH

“Each of these little vials—every single one—can protect a child,” says PATH board member Dr. Yehong Zhang, leaning over a humming conveyor belt as hundreds of vials of Japanese encephalitis vaccine whisk by. “It’s moving, really. This is why we do this work.” I’m standing with Dr. Zhang at the Chengdu Institute of Biological Products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesReproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha BradyEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them mostNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;

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Promoting Good Nutrition Represents ‘Shared Responsibility’ Among Consumers, Gvts, Private Sector

Devex: Opinion: Eating for (global) health — whose responsibility is it? Emmy Simmons, co-chair of AGree, senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies on food security, and member of the Global Panel on Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition “…Without decisive actions to build food systems that promote good nutrition, and ensuring that…More

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Water security: the key ingredient for soda tax success

Recommended by the World Health Organization, sugar-sweetened beverage taxes have become an attractive policy to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). However, in contexts where water safety and security are equally important issues, there is an imperative need to simultaneously promote water sanitation and access policies to ensure the benefits of a soda tax don’t dry up.  Soda consumption is often high in countries where access to free drinking water is limited. For over half the global population, water insecurity is a daily reality, and so too is the double burden of malnutrition.

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Development Initiatives announced as new host for the 2017 Global Nutrition Report

DI has played a key role in the Global Nutrition Report in previous years, with Strategic Adviser Judith Randel sitting on the report’s Independent Expert Group. DI has also contributed data analysis on nutrition financing to the report. Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director at Development Initiatives, said: “We are delighted to host this year’s Global Nutrition Report. It’s a flagship publication that has put nutrition on the global agenda and as a result has immense credibility across the world.” The Global Nutrition Report documents progress on commitments made on the global stage, and recommends actions to accelerate that progress.

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Nutrition label use in Latin America

Imagine you live in a rural village in Latin America, and you have the choice to buy either an egg or potato chips to complement Read More

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The share of ultra-processed foods and the overall nutritional quality of diets in the US:…

Recent population dietary studies indicate that diets rich in ultra-processed foods, increasingly frequent worldwide, are grossly nutritionally unbalanced, suggesting that the dietary contribution of these foo…

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Friday Think: A stomach in a petri dish

It’s February, the start of a new year. And while many people are still gallantly following New Year’s resolutions to minimize their stomachs, some people in Ohio are more interested in growing them. In petri dishes. Literally.

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Depicted serving size: cereal packaging pictures exaggerate serving sizes and promote…

Extensive work has focused on the effects of nutrition label information on consumer behavior on the one hand, and on the effects of packaging graphics on the other hand.

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E. coli contamination of child complementary foods and association with domestic hygiene in…

Objective To determine the frequency and concentration of E.

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Advocacy coalitions involved in California’s menu labeling policy debate: Exploring coalition…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Denise D.

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5 amazing global health stories

Video: The New York Times/Daphne Matziaraki. In 2016, PATH’s media team read a lot of global health articles spanning issues from US foreign aid to Zika and more. The following five pieces stood out among this year’s coverage by revealing the personal stories—both heartbreaking and inspirational—that lie beneath the facts. 1.

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The tasty truth on trans fats

This week on PLOS TGH – chewing the fat on all things trans fats, with Dr Luke Allen of the University of Oxford. The European Parliament has adopted a resolution that seeks to ban the use of trans fats across the EU. Authorities in the United States have recently taken steps to eradicate trans fats and there is growing appetite for a global ban. So what are trans fats and why do we need them gone? Let’s start with some facts about fats.

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Why playtime for babies is serious business

“Hello, hello!”  Raquel Vasco smiles and greets parents and their babies as they enter the clinic for vaccinations and weighing. “I want to welcome you to the ‘play box.’” Raquel is a preventive medicine technician at Beluluane Health Centre in Boane District, Mozambique. She spends quite a bit of her daily routine around the serious […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe politics of pneumoniaWhat does the US election mean for global health?Oxygen is a matter of life and breath ;

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