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Up To Half Million People Malnourished In Nigeria’s Borno State, MSF Warns

NPR: They’re Caught In A Crisis That Isn’t Hitting The Headlines “…Malnutrition is at a catastrophic level in northeastern Nigeria, … says Doctors Without Borders. According to the medical aid group, the number of malnourished people could be as high as half a million. Children are starving — and dying.…

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…

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…

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).

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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