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La Niña Weather Pattern Could Exacerbate Drought, Hunger In Somalia, U.N. Says

Reuters: U.N. worried La Niña will worsen ‘dire’ drought in Somalia “The La Niña weather phenomenon is likely to worsen drought and hunger in Somalia, especially in the north where many people and their animals are migrating in search of water after four failed rainy seasons, the United Nations said…

Acute Malnutrition Rates ‘Critical’ In Northeast Nigeria, Experts Say

The Economist: Nigeria’s food crisis: Hunger games “…All told, the U.N. estimates that 240,000 children in Borno are suffering from severe acute malnutrition — the deadliest category of it. More than 130 will die each day without assistance. Across the wider northeast of Nigeria, a population equivalent to New Zealand’s…

Philippines’ Economy Loses $7B Per Year Because Of Child Malnutrition, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: A growing problem, child malnutrition costs Philippines $7 billion in a year “Child malnutrition cost the Philippines $7 billion or nearly three percent of its GDP in one year in terms of education spending and lost productivity, while hunger-related stunting is on the rise among children, a…

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…

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