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Addressing Malnutrition ‘In India And Beyond’

Purnima Menon, a research fellow in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, and Venkatesh Mannar, president of the Ottawa-based Micronutrient Initiative (MI), both co-authors of The Lancet 2013 Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition, write in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, “The Lancet series outlines the…

India Moving Forward With National Food Security Law

“India has decided to introduce one of the most ambitious food aid programs ever attempted, adding the right to food to others enshrined in Indian law such as free speech and equality of all citizens,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh … pushed through…

U.N.-Organized Meeting On Food Security In Africa Held In Addis Ababa

“More than 150 representatives of civil society, the private sector and the farming industry met over the weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to establish partnerships to guarantee food security in Africa during a United Nations-organized meeting,” the U.N. News Centre reports. “We hope that this meeting will help us to…

Blog Examines Pros, Cons Of New Alliance For Food Security And Nutrition

A post in the SOS Children’s Villages blog discusses the “pros and cons” of the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The post examines arguments for and against the initiative, put forth by various non-governmental organizations. “It is too early to tell whether the New Alliance will prove…

Blogs Discuss U.S. Efforts To Improve Food Security, Nutrition In Africa

The U.S. government recently published several blog posts related to food security and nutrition, highlighting President Obama’s trip to Africa. The following is a summary of those posts. Linda Etim, USAID’s IMPACTblog: Etim, deputy assistant administrator for Africa, highlights Obama’s trip to Africa and USAID’s work on the continent, writing…

President Obama Highlights U.S., Private Sector Funding For Food Security Efforts In Senegal

“President Barack Obama highlighted U.S. and private-sector financial commitments for food security efforts at a summit [on Friday] in Senegal as he wrapped up the first stop of a three-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa,” Bloomberg Businessweek reports. According to announcements made on Friday, “[t]he U.S. will increase by $47 million…

Working Together To Improve Nutrition Worldwide

“In a short period of time, [the global health community has] succeeded in creating a new nutrition paradigm. Now it is time to translate this new approach into measurable successes in reducing malnutrition and its lifelong consequences,” Ellen Piwoz, lead for the nutrition team in the family health division of…

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