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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,…

U.S. Food Aid Reform Could Save Millions More Lives

Roll Call: Cooking Up Food Aid Reform Tom Colicchio, chef and food activist “…[U.S.] food aid law actually ties the hands of humanitarians responding to crises from buying food locally or regionally. They have to put an order into Washington and wait. And wait. But it doesn’t have to be…

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…

Funding Shortage Forces WFP To Reduce Food Aid To Syrian Refugees In Turkey

Agence France-Presse: U.N. shrinks food aid to Syria refugees in Turkey as cash low “The United Nations food agency said Friday it had been forced to withdraw aid from nine Syrian refugee camps in Turkey due to a lack of funds, calling on donors to step up…” (3/6). U.N. News…

Micronutrient Supplements Can Improve Health, Survival Of Pregnant Women, Newborns

The Guardian: Supplements for pregnant women in Bangladesh to boost nutrition Klaus Kraemer, director of Sight and Life “…Two billion people worldwide live with a chronic shortage of vital micronutrients — a condition also known as hidden hunger. This public health crisis can have devastating health consequences — particularly for…

U.S. Department Of State Blog Posts Commemorate International Women’s Day

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: International Women’s Day Secretary of State John Kerry commemorates International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8, writing, “[W]e have a responsibility to stand united and work together in the ongoing struggle for the rights of women and girls worldwide so that they may live full,…