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Nutrition ‘Fundamental Building Block’ For Disease Prevention, Health In India

HuffPost: If A State Cannot Feed Its People, It Loses All Moral Right To Exercise Authority Chapal Mehra, writer “…Nutrition has a critical role in both determining immunity and the ability to recover from diseases. … It’s time India thought of significant investment in nutrition as the foundational basis of…

WFP Warns Of Hunger Crisis in DRC’s Kasai Region

VOA News: U.N. Sounds Alarm on Humanitarian Crisis in Congo’s Kasai “An official from the United Nations’ World Food Program has issued a warning about the situation in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict has left 3.2 million people severely hungry. In the past year, about…

Washington Post Examines Child Malnutrition In War-Torn Syria

Washington Post: In besieged Syria, one wasting death ‘just the start of a tragedy’ “…The story of how a child dies of hunger is not a simple one. In the besieged suburb of Eastern Ghouta, food supplies did not dry up overnight. Even after years of violence, families still managed…

Food Aid, Medical Supplies Reach Rural Suburb Of Syrian Capital, U.N. Agencies Say

U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. agencies deliver critical food aid, medicines to families trapped in rural Damascus “As part of a humanitarian aid convoy to besieged towns on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, United Nations agencies have delivered desperately needed health supplies, hygiene kits, and food rations for…

Agricultural Development Initiatives Should Focus On Empowering Women For Best Outcomes

Inter Press Service: Women and Malnutrition in Africa Raghav Gaiha, professorial research fellow at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, and Vani S. Kulkarni, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania “…[A]gricultural development has enormous potential to make significant contribution in reducing malnutrition and the associated ill health.…

Climate Change Negatively Impacting Health Worldwide; Global Action Needed, Lancet Study Says

CNN: 2,100 cities exceed recommended pollution levels, fueling climate change “Climate change is already affecting the health of populations around the world, but things are set to get worse if adequate changes aren’t made, according to an international consortium of climate experts…” (Senthilingam, 10/30). The Guardian: Climate change already bringing…

USAID’s Food For Peace Aims To ‘Reduce Need For Future Food Assistance’

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Going Beyond Emergency Food Assistance Matthew Nims, acting director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, discusses U.S. efforts to address global food insecurity and “reduce the need for future food assistance.” Nims writes, “Food for Peace is in a unique position within USAID to…

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