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Blog Post Examines Challenges Of Keeping Breastfeeding On Global Agenda

PLOS Blogs’ “Translational Global Health”: World Breastfeeding Week: Conflicts of interest in infant and young child feeding “In the aftermath of World Breastfeeding Week, leading academics in infant nutrition from the Australian National University, Julie Smith, Libby Salmon, and Phillip Baker, examine the challenges that remain in keeping breastfeeding on…

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Partnerships To Train Frontline Workforce Can Help End Malnutrition

Devex: A silver medal’s not good enough when it comes to nutrition Carolyn MacDonald, nutrition director and founder of the Nutrition Center of Expertise at World Vision International “…[T]he current human capacity to implement evidence-based nutrition interventions is glaringly insufficient. There are limited professional training programs in countries with the…

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Lack Of WASH Access, High Number Of Stunted Children Highlight India’s Inequality, Poverty

The Guardian: India’s poor sanitation is damaging millions of children. There’s no excuse Rose George, author “…[T]here is too much about modern India that is not fair. Modern India has a massive middle class …, economic growth that makes market economists salivate, and the third largest number of billionaires. It…

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Investing In Global Development, Food Security Initiatives Important For U.S. National Security

The Hill: Global development initiatives — why it matters Sylvain Roy, president and CEO of Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) “…[W]hy should the United States invest in supporting global development while we are facing many urgent needs domestically? How do we justify spending money abroad to address the world’s…

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Growing Food Security Crisis Raising Alarms In South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: UNICEF sounds alarm on ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in country “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Friday] that it is responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan…” (8/5).

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Quartz Highlights Venezuela’s Economic Crisis, Impacts On Food Security, Nutrition

Quartz: Venezuela’s zoo animals are dying, and if the government continues its policies, people could be next “…The nutritional value of the average Venezuelan’s diet has already taken a nosedive, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Health, a research center associated with the country’s central university. Carbohydrates account for 75…

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Unless More Effort Made, Child Malnutrition Will Persist Beyond 2030, Save The Children Report Says

The Guardian: Malnutrition will not end by 2030, warn campaigners “Millions of children will continue to suffer far into the next century from physical and mental stunting as a result of undernutrition, Save the Children has found, despite world leaders pledging last year to eradicate all forms of malnutrition by…

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Brazil’s Experience Shows Long-Term Political Commitment Vital To Improving Food Security, Nutrition

Huffington Post: Reaching Nutrition Goals: A Marathon, Not A Sprint Mesfin Teklu, vice president for health and nutrition at World Vision International “…One day before the [Olympic Games’] Opening Ceremonies, leaders will gather at Casa Brasil for the Nutrition for Growth event — a key moment and important opportunity to…

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Farmers In Ebola-Hit West African Nations Need Assistance, International Fund For Agricultural Development Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola after-effects threaten food shortages in West Africa: U.N. “Farmers in West Africa still reeling from the impact of Ebola, urgently need help or they could be forced to leave their farms to seek work elsewhere, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said on Wednesday…” (Whiting,…

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution Highlights Global Food Security Act, Georgians Who Pushed For Bill’s Passage

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: New international food initiative got a political push from Georgia “…The measure, known as the Global Food Security Act, seeks to leverage public and private money to help poor nations learn from U.S. expertise on how to grow and maintain their own, more resilient food supply. The effort…

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