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795M People Face Hunger Worldwide; Conflict Major Contributing Factor, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from the Global Hunger Index 2015. Deutsche Welle: Nearly 800 million people suffering from hunger worldwide: report “A new report on global hunger says that despite advances, some 795 million people are going hungry or suffering from malnutrition. It says more than one in four children is…

Blog Post Highlights U.S., Global Efforts To End Hunger

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Here’s How We End Global Hunger Effectively Zach Silberman, public policy manager at USGLC, discusses U.S. and global efforts to end global hunger. He highlights recent hunger-related events on Capitol Hill and discusses the Global Food Security Act and the Food for Peace Reform Act (10/9).

Devex Examines Hunger, Nutrition As Global Development Issue

Devex: Understanding hunger “Hunger — one of the most perennial calls-to-action in global development — is misunderstood…” Devex includes comments from several experts about nutrition and food fortification (Anders, 10/7).

Vitamin A Supplementation Effective Way To Prevent Avoidable Blindness In Children

Huffington Post: Let’s recognize the Impact of Vitamin A on World Sight Day Marion Roche, technical adviser at Micronutrient Initiative “…The most efficient way to administer [Vitamin A] doses is in capsule form, distributed by health workers around the world. … Protecting a child’s sight in this way is not…

News Outlets Report On Potential Public Health Impacts Of El Niño

Agence France-Presse: El Niño could spark large-scale dengue fever epidemic “The weather phenomenon known as El Niño could lead to an epidemic of dengue fever cases in southeast Asia, international researchers said Monday. … Researchers analyzed 18 years of monthly dengue surveillance reports across southeast Asia, according to the study…

Melinda Gates Speaks About Health, Development Issues In AllAfrica Interview

AllAfrica: Africa: We Can Defeat Poverty — Melinda Gates “…Before traveling to New York for events connected with the U.N. General Assembly and the new Global Goals, Melinda Gates spoke to AllAfrica by phone from Seattle, where she is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” The interview includes…

Nearly 10M Children In Yemen Need ‘Urgent’ Humanitarian Aid, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence — U.N. “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and…

WFP Aid To North Korea Declines Due To Lack Of Funding

VOA News: Cash-strapped World Food Programme Cuts Aid to N. Korea “The U.N. food aid agency said Thursday that its aid to North Korea’s vulnerable people dropped 44 percent last month because of a lack of funds. … To fund projects this year, the agency needs about $167.8 million, but…