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Grand Challenges In Global Health To Focus On Improved Assessment Tools For Malnutrition Among Children With Pneumonia, Other Illnesses

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Ideas Wanted: New Ways to Reduce Childhood Pneumonia Deaths Rasa Izadnegahdar, a senior program officer on the pneumonia team at the Gates Foundation, writes, “…[A] primary focus of this round of Grand Challenges in Global Health is on improved tools for assessment of…

Chronic Malnutrition Plagues Children In Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

Foreign Policy: The Starving Children of Helmand Province “…Afghanistan is in the midst of a malnutrition crisis. While numbers are disputed because of the difficulties of surveying diseases in remote areas, the best study available — the U.N.-backed National Nutrition Survey — estimates that more than 500,000 Afghan children under…

U.N. Highlights Food Security, Ending Hunger At Milan Expo

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed Expo in Milan spotlights need to ensure healthy, safe and sufficient food for all “The world produces more than enough food to ‘feed every member of the human family,’ yet one in nine people still go hungry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored [Friday] in a…

Somalis Continue To Face Hunger 3 Years After Famine

Agence France-Presse: After Somalia’s famine, hunger persists “At a hospital in Mogadishu’s Yaqshid district, children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, worsened by stomach and chest infections, are receiving treatment that is likely saving their young lives. Three years have elapsed since famine killed more than a quarter of a million…

‘High Time’ Congress Updates U.S. Food Aid Program

The Hill: Taking the pork out of food aid Diana Ohlbaum, co-chair of the Accountability Working Group of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and a principal of Turner4D “…Creating more flexibility in our food aid programs, which would allow the United States to buy food locally and regionally or provide…

Governments Can Make ‘Transformative Change’ For Women With Correct Economic, Social Policies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Our world is out of balance. … In our flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights,’ we investigate what this failure means — and propose solutions. ……