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Global Development Efforts Important In Interconnected World

Huffington Post: The Price of Development and the Cost of Inaction Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) “…Three billion people live in the rural areas of developing countries, and those areas are also home to three-quarters of the world’s poor and hungry. Why should…

U.S. ‘Should Lead The Way’ To Increase Quality, Quantity Of World’s Food Supply

Huffington Post: Stopping Malnutrition’s Assault on Our Health and Economy Doug Bereuter, president emeritus of the Asia Foundation, and Dan Glickman, former secretary of agriculture, both co-chairs of a task force on food and nutrition launched by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs “…It is time to use the biggest…

Strengthening Global Food System Critical To Improving Nutrition

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Harnessing Food Systems to Improve Nutrition Shawn Baker, director of nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the foundation’s efforts to strengthen the global food system and improve nutrition worldwide (4/16).

Power Of Nutrition Fund Aims To Raise $1B For Child Nutrition

World Bank: New fund targets billion dollars for children’s nutrition “The Power of Nutrition, a new independent fund launched [Thursday], will help millions of children reach their full potential. Backed by leading organizations from private philanthropy and international development, the partnership aims to unlock one billion dollars to tackle child…

West African Presidents To Share Ebola Recovery Response Plans At World Bank Meeting

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone To Share Ebola Recovery Plans at IMF — World Bank Group Spring Meetings Nasserie Carew, senior adviser in the Bureau of Public Affairs, discusses what to expect at a high-level roundtable meeting on Ebola with the presidents of…

U.N. Appeals For Humanitarian Aid To Assist North Korea With Food, Health Care, Sanitation

“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon … on Thursday [welcomed an appeal] for funding to urgently provide food, health care and sanitation to millions of North Koreans, stressing that donors should not be deterred by the reclusive state’s nuclear ambitions,” Reuters reports (Nichols, 8/15). The U.N. “said $98 million is urgently needed…

Indian Government To Launch Food Security Program Before Parliament’s Approval

The Indian government plans to launch a food security program that would provide subsidized food to two-thirds of its population, “even though the controversial Food Security Bill which maps out this welfare scheme is yet to be approved by parliament,” BBC News reports. “Critics say the scheme is a political…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

The August 2013 issue of the “Global Health: Science and Practice” journal is now available online. The issue includes an editorial about “[m]aking the most of food aid to help prevent child and maternal deaths,” a commentary on “[m]ultiplicity in public health supply systems,” and a technical paper on “mHealth…

India’s Food Security Bill Does Not Address Root Challenges Of Malnourished Children

“Despite the unprecedented scale of [India’s National Food Security Bill], it feels stale,” Shailey Hingorani, a Fulbright scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Allison Hutchings, a Boston-based social policy researcher, write in the Wall Street Journal’s “India Real Time” blog. “It is an amalgamation and continuation of…

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