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Associated Press: Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty (9/20). BMJ: Pandemrix vaccine: why was the public not told of early warning signs? (Doshi, 9/20). City Press: How the mining industry is dealing with the fight against TB (Sangqu, 9/21). Devex: How Colombia battled big tobacco and…

WFP, Save The Children Warn Of Famine, Threats To Children’s Lives In Yemen

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children hang in balance — charity “Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children could die if renewed attacks damage or temporarily close the key port of Hodeidah, Save the Children said on Wednesday, after heavy fighting in the area resumed…” (Kanso,…

NPR Examines World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator

NPR: Have A Cool Idea To Help End World Hunger? Pitch It To The U.N. “Let’s figure out how to end hunger forever. And do it fast. That’s the lofty goal of the World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator, a two-year-old venture inspired by the startup scene. It’s gathering an arsenal…

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Associated Press: 100 Die in Nigeria Flooding as Toll Expected to Rise (9/18). BBC News: Zambia aid: U.K. suspends funding over corruption fears (9/18). BBC News: Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine, NGO warns (9/19). Bloomberg: Lagarde Says World Needs to Spend More to Meet Development Goals (Mayeda,…

Private Sector Investment In SMEs, Food Value Chains Can Help Address Malnutrition In Africa

Devex: Opinion: Unlocking the potential of African food businesses to tackle malnutrition Lawrence Haddad, executive director of GAIN, and Fokko Wientjes, vice president of nutrition in emerging markets and public-private partnerships at Royal DSM NV “…[T]here is a central role for business — namely [micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)]…

Rapid Population Growth, Especially In Africa, Threatens Progress On Reducing Poverty, Gates Foundation Report Says; Bill Gates Comments On U.S. Foreign Aid, Mexico City Policy

Devex: Bill and Melinda Gates on the ‘single biggest determinant’ of progress on the SDGs “Rapid population growth, particularly in Africa, represents the greatest threat to progress in reducing global poverty, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose founders are calling for greater investments in human capital to…

Global Food System Should Focus More On Health, Environment

Financial Times: Rising obesity in Africa reflects a broken global food system Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation “…The food production system must … prioritize public and planetary health over purely commercial goals. Global food policies must encourage the production of a diverse range of foods naturally rich in…

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