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Global Public Health, Economic Costs Of Malnutrition Estimated At $3.5T Annually, U.N. Agencies Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rise in malnutrition must be reversed before it creates health ‘catastrophe’: experts “Malnutrition — which includes hunger and obesity — is on the rise and may affect half the world’s population by 2035 unless governments take urgent action to reverse its spread, U.N. agencies and experts said…

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Global Community Should Carefully Diagnose Food System, Nutrition Problems, Fund Research Into Specific Areas

Nature: A new global research agenda for food Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and colleagues “…Here we set out a new global research agenda for nutrition. It is aimed mainly at researchers, funders, and governments, but has important messages for all stakeholders. ……

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Partnerships Vital To Continued Progress Toward Eradicating Hunger, Global Poverty

Huffington Post: Thankful for Partners, Thankful for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger Samuel A. Worthington , CEO of InterAction “… By joining forces [in 2016], leaders on Capitol Hill, U.S. non-profits (NGOs), universities, businesses, and the Obama administration were able to improve U.S. foreign assistance programs. The enactment…

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U.S. Agricultural Research Critical To Advancing Global Food Security, Sen. Roberts Says In Blog Post

Agri-Pulse: Global food security: A past, present, and future approach In this guest post, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, discusses the importance of U.S. agricultural research on global food security, writing, “[A]griculture must play a central role. … We must…

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Al Jazeera Examines South Africa’s Breastfeeding Policies, Challenges To Successful Implementation

Al Jazeera: Why South Africa’s plan to boost breastfeeding fails “…The updated health department infant and child feeding policy mandates that public health facilities stop providing formula milk to all new mothers, and that women receive counseling on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding. The government also has been promoting Human…

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African Policymakers Must Prioritize Funding, Actions To Improve Nutrition

Project Syndicate: The Many Faces of Malnutrition Adebimpe Adebiyi, director of family health at the Nigerian Ministry of Health “…[O]ne in three people worldwide suffer from malnutrition, and it does not always look the way one might expect. From the two billion adults who carry too much weight to the…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Possible Actions On Global Health, Africa Policy Under Trump Administration

The Lancet: President Trump Editorial Board “…The winners in Trump’s America were likely to be the defense industry, oil and energy, private prisons, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Not health. What should be the response of the public health community? Document and project the impact of Trump’s policies. Identify policy alternatives. And…

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Syria’s Food Production At Record Low, Raising Concerns About Additional Migration, U.N. Food Agency Says

Agence France-Presse: Hunger risks sparking fresh exodus from Syria: U.N. “A farming crisis in war-torn Syria has reduced food production to a record low and raised fears people in the conflict-hit country will be forced to flee famine, the U.N.’s food agency said on Tuesday…” (Ide, 11/15).

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About 600K People Face Food Shortages In Burundi; Number Expected To Rise, WFP Says

Reuters: Up to 600,000 people are short of food in Burundi: WFP “Some 600,000 people are short of food in Burundi due to drought and flooding in the past year and the number could rise to 700,000 by next year, a World Food Programme official said…” (11/15).

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75K Children In Nigeria At Risk Of Death In ‘A Few Months’ As Food Security Situation Worsens, U.N. Official Says

Agence France-Presse: U.N. says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in ‘months’ “The United Nations warned Tuesday that 75,000 Nigerian children risk dying in ‘a few months’ as hunger grips the country’s ravaged northeast in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency. … U.N. humanitarian coordinator Peter Lundberg said the…

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