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Better Coordination, Adequate Resources Needed To Accelerate Progress Against Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Opinion: The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven Jomo Kwame Sundaram, coordinator for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…Overall progress [against malnutrition] has been highly uneven. … In countries where low undernourishment coexists with high malnutrition, specially designed nutrition-enhancing interventions…

Oxfam America Report Examines Feed The Future Initiative

Oxfam America’s “Politics of Poverty”: Is Feed the Future leading to lasting improvements to global food security? Emmanuel Tumusiime, a researcher on economic justice and agriculture at Oxfam America, discusses Oxfam America’s new report analyzing the impact of the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative. The “framework of analysis emphasized…

Successful Rural Health Programs Need Service Integration

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Vaccine Heroes and the Work Ahead Using a small Indian village as an example, Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Gates Foundation, discusses “the importance of working to ensure health services are integrated across vaccines, family planning,…

FAO Stepping Up Support For Middle East Countries Affected By Syria Crisis

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced a scale-up in its support to Jordan and other countries in the Middle East affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its…

Nearly Half Of World’s Hungry Live In Middle-Income Countries, Report Shows

Inter Press Service: Middle-Income Nations Home to Half the World’s Hungry “Nearly half of the world’s hungry, amounting to about 363 million people, live in some of the rising middle-income countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Washington-based International Food…