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Global Frameworks Recognize Link Between Malaria, Food Security

Tropical Health Matters: Global Frameworks Link Malaria and Food Security Bill Brieger, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses the link between malaria and food security in three global frameworks: the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the Sustainable…

USAID Works With Ugandan Government To Scale Up Child Nutrition Interventions

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Fighting Malnutrition Through Diversified Diets Kate Consavage, a nutrition communications and knowledge management adviser in USAID’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, discusses the global burden of malnutrition and describes USAID’s work “with the government of Uganda to build national and local government-level…

More News In Global Health

Global Health NOW: Clade X: A Mock, Yet Entirely Plausible, Pandemic (Myers, 5/22). The Guardian: ‘Every girl is forced by our culture into FGM’: battling for change in Kenya — podcast (Lamble/Stephens, 5/23). HealthDay News: Small World? Not With One-Quarter Obese by 2045 (Dallas, 5/22). Reuters: Cholera outbreak kills 12…

REPLACE Action Package Aims To Help Nations Eliminate Trans Fats From Food Supplies

The Lancet: REPLACE: a roadmap to make the world trans fat free by 2023 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, and Thomas R. Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives “…WHO has identified the elimination of industrially produced trans fat (an artificial product contained in partially…

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BBC News: Why mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela (Watson, 5/18). Deutsche Welle: What good is AI for UN Development Goals? (Abbany, 5/16). Devex: More than 30 million people were internally displaced in 2017, report shows (Lieberman, 5/18). Reuters: Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200…

Trump Administration Rejects WFP Appeal For Food Aid Funding For North Korea

Foreign Policy: White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid “David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), is seeking to exploit a diplomatic thaw between Pyongyang and Washington to potentially secure hundreds of millions of dollars from donor countries to dramatically expand U.N.…

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Devex: Better mortality data can have big payoffs, say public health experts (Lieberman, 5/17). Financial Times: Oxfam chief executive quits after aid scandal (Mance, 5/16). News Deeply: The Cutting Edge of Malnutrition Research in India is Inside the Gut (Jain, 5/16). Reuters: In Bangladesh, some 60 babies a day born…

WFP Director Says Optimism High In N. Korea, No Signs Of Starvation But Food Aid Needed

New York Times: Aid Agency Chief Reports ‘Tremendous Sense of Optimism’ in North Korea “North Korean officials have a ‘tremendous sense of optimism’ about their country’s recent turn toward diplomacy and have promised to work more openly with humanitarian aid groups, according to the head of the World Food Programme,…

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CNN: Gender discrimination kills 239,000 girls in India each year, study finds (George, 5/15). The Guardian: South Koreans more worried about air pollution than Kim’s nukes (Haas, 5/15). The Guardian: ‘They were dying of hunger’: the doctor fighting for Ecuador’s poor — podcast (Lamble/Stephens, 5/16). Mosaic Science: Wherever you are…

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