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U.S. State Department Officials Testify Before House Subcommittee On FY18 African Aid Budget

Africa Times: Yamamoto testifies before U.S. committee on $5.2 billion African aid budget “Donald Yamamoto, the acting assistant secretary for African affairs at the United States Department of State, testified before a U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday in defense of a USD$5.2 billion foreign assistance budget request for FY 2018.…

Devex Highlights Key Health Priorities Discussed During Western Pacific WHO Regional Committee Meeting

Devex: Health priorities for the Pacific: Insights from WHO’s Regional Committee for the Western Pacific “Food marketing and safety, immunization, mother-to-child disease transmission, and strengthened health workforce and services are among the health priorities of member states at the 68th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the…

Ending Hunger By 2030 Possible With Political, Moral Will, Strategic Action

Inter Press Service: Ending Hunger by 2030? This is Possible Rod Brooks, CEO of Rise Against Hunger “…[Y]es — ending hunger is possible. … We are on such a trajectory to end hunger that the United Nations established Sustainable Development Goal #2 — to achieve food security and improved nutrition,…

Global Obesity Among Children, Teens Up 10-Fold Since 1975; Over-, Underweight Rates Vary Widely Among Regions, Study Shows

Associated Press: Children’s obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked “While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released Tuesday. Globally, more children are still underweight rather than obese although the researchers…

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