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Global Health NOW Series Highlights Efforts To Prevent Paralytic Disease Konzo

Global Health NOW: Konzo: Don’t Look Away “…Science journalist Amy Maxmen’s konzo series in Global Health NOW makes two very clear points: konzo is a horror for the poorest of the poor; and action must be taken now…” (Simpson, 11/13). Global Health NOW: Julie Cliff on Konzo, the Orphan Disease…

3.7M People Face Severe Food Shortages In South Sudan, Up From 1M This Time Last Year

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan will face escalating food crisis in 2017, U.N. agriculture agency warns “As the conflict in South Sudan grinds on, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned [Monday] that 31 percent of the country’s population, or 3.7 million people, are facing a severe food…

Next U.S. President Should Commit To Increasing Investments In Global Nutrition

The Hill: It’s time for the U.S. to lead on combating global malnutrition Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands “…[Malnutrition] is not a complex disease where we need to develop new treatments, build new clinics and health infrastructure, or educate patients on…

Myanmar Approves Food Aid For Embattled Rakhine State But More Access Needed, U.N. Says

Reuters: Myanmar allows food aid delivery to conflict-torn region “Myanmar is allowing the first food deliveries for more than four weeks to the troubled north of Rakhine state, the U.N. humanitarian agency announced on Monday, amid an ongoing military lockdown of the area. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of…

1 Month After Hurricane Matthew, Women Need Greater Protection, Access To Health Care, 800K Need Immediate Food Aid, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti “With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention to women’s vulnerability in the aftermath of the storm, which devastated…

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