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‘Coordinated, Integrated Response’ Will Accelerate Efforts To Eliminate Intestinal Worms, Undernutrition Among Children

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Linking Nutrition and Deworming Interventions for Improved Child Growth and Development Clayton Ajello, senior technical adviser for Vitamin Angels, David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms, and Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, write, “… By focusing…

USAID Using War-Game Scenarios To Address Potential Health, Development Crises

Bloomberg News: Peace Games: Aid Agency Plays Out Ebola, Starvation Scenarios With the Tools of Roman Generals “… As the U.S. deals with increasingly complex, interlocking security risks — from disruptive technologies to climate-driven food and water shortages and virulent extremism and nationalism — some officials are borrowing a tool…

Human Rights-Based Approach Integral To Food Security Issues, NGO Head Says

Devex: Food, hunger, and malnutrition problems linked to an ‘abuse of power’ “For the past decade, efforts to integrate human rights into food security policies and actions have been led by the Right to Food Guidelines adopted in 2004 by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Despite some notable achievements…

Middle-Income Nations Simultaneously Addressing Obesity, Malnutrition

EurActiv: New health extremes in developing countries: Obesity and malnutrition “Middle-income developing countries confront two extremes within the public health sector. While a large percentage of the population is underweight and malnourished, a growing number of people are adopting an unhealthy, western-influenced lifestyle, dispensing with physical activity and consuming fast…

Devex Discusses How Stalled Foreign Aid Bills Might Fare In 114th U.S. Congress

Devex: Can 2014’s aid legislative losers make a comeback in the 114th Congress? “…The new, Republican-dominated Congress could present new challenges — and some unexpected boons — for bills that pertain to foreign aid. … [Devex] compiled a list of aid legislation that stalled in 2014 and considered the bills’…

Devex Examines Roles Of NGOs, Private Companies In Promoting Food Security

Devex: How companies and NGOs can work together to tackle food security “…Toward the end of last year, Devex Impact caught up separately with John Mendesh, General Mills’ vice president of research and development, and Brent Wibberley, director of PFS programs at TechnoServe, to talk to them about the private…

U.N. Delivers Food Aid To South Sudan Via Reopened Nile Route

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Steps Up Food Aid to South Sudan “The United Nations started delivering food aid by barge to South Sudan as fears grow that the country’s civil war will lead to widespread famine early next year. The vessel transported the food [December 29] from Sudan by way…

Yemen Facing High Malnutrition Rates Among Children

New York Times: Malnutrition Hits Millions of Children in Yemen “…Yemen is the most impoverished country in the Middle East, and among its grim distinctions is having one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world. Political turmoil since the 2011 uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh…