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Summit Attendees Consider U.N. Plan For Food Security In Latin America, Caribbean Region

U.N. News Centre: Caribbean and Latin American Summit take up U.N. agency anti-hunger plan “…FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva presented on Tuesday the new regional Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication by 2025 at summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) [taking place…

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International Community Must Create Broader Support System For Syrian Refugees, Find Road To Peace

New York Times: A New Level of Refugee Suffering Angelina Jolie, filmmaker, special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative “…Syria’s neighbors have taken in nearly four million Syrian refugees, but they are reaching their limits. … They need food, shelter,…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Shows American Public’s Support Of, Priorities For U.S. Global Health Spending

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Americans support global health spending over other foreign aid spending Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation poll examining American opinions on U.S. global health efforts (1/27).

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Increased Resources, Political Will To Bolster Small-Scale Agriculture Can Prevent Food Insecurity In Post-Ebola West Africa

Huffington Post: After Ebola: Why Rural Development Matters in a Time of Crisis Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development “…A food crisis seems increasingly likely to follow in the wake of the [Ebola] epidemic, which has devastated small-scale farmers. Without investment in their long-term development,…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Finds Americans Support Global Health Program Spending More Than General Foreign Aid

CQ News: Poll Finds Support for Global Health Spending “More Americans support spending on global health needs instead of foreign aid in general, according to a new poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation — in part because the public thinks medical aid abroad protects them at home…” (Adams, 1/23).…

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Southern African Floods Leave Survivors In Need Of Food, Humanitarian Assistance, U.N., Aid Groups Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Dire’ needs of southern African flood survivors unmet two weeks on “Two weeks after floods first swept across southern Africa, tens of thousands of people urgently need clean water, food, shelter, and medical care, aid agencies said on Friday, as more rain was forecast for worst-affected Malawi…”…

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New York Times Examines Use Of Mosquito Nets For Fishing In Africa, Possible Unintended Consequences

New York Times: Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In “…Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing problem, an unintended consequence of one of the biggest and most celebrated public health campaigns…

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Technology, Innovation In Health, Education, Agriculture Will Help Further Reduce Inequality Over Next 15 Years, Gateses Say In Annual Letter

News outlets highlight the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter, released on Wednesday, as well as comments made by Bill and Melinda Gates in a related interview. Agence France-Presse: World’s poor headed for better lives in 2030: Gates “The lives of the poor will improve faster in the next…

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West Africa’s Food Security Likely To Become More Tenuous As Ebola Epidemic Continues, E.C. Report Says

SciDev.Net: Ebola worsens food crisis in West Africa “The Ebola outbreak’s impact on household incomes has significantly damaged food security in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the West Africa countries most affected by the disease, says a report by the European Commission (E.C.). Assessing data from agencies including the World…

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Nutrition Must Be Top Priority In Global Development Agenda

The Hill: Africa’s future depends on improved nutrition Strive Masiyiwa, chair and founder of Econet Wireless “More than two billion people still suffer from poor nutrition. That’s the central finding of the new Global Nutrition Report, a first-of-its-kind evaluation of food security in 193 countries produced by the International Food…

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