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Ghana’s Economy Losing More Than $2B Annually Due To Child Malnutrition, Study Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child malnutrition costs Ghana more than $2 billion annually: experts “Ghana economy’s is losing more than two billion dollars a year due to the impact of child malnutrition, which has driven up health care costs, strained the education system, and hindered the productivity of the workforce, a…

Global Food Security Critical To U.S. National Security

The Tennessean: Global food security makes Tennessee, U.S. safer Lt. Cdr. Patrick Ryan, founder and president of the Tennessee World Affairs Council, and Yuri Cunza, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “…Food security abroad is pivotal to America’s national security. … When communities can feed…

August 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on antimicrobial resistance; an article on new tools to fight Aedes mosquitoes; and a perspective piece on food fortification (August 2016).

UNICEF Suspends Aid Delivery To Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attacked, 2 Aid Workers Injured

Bloomberg News: UNICEF Suspends Aid in Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attack “The United Nations Children’s Fund has temporarily suspended humanitarian operations in northern Nigeria, where as many as half a million people need assistance, after gunmen attacked a convoy and wounded two aid workers…” (Muhammad/Olukayode, 7/28). Reuters: U.N. suspends aid…

Inter Press Service Examines Food Security Challenges In India

Inter Press Service: Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty “In a fraught global economic environment, exacerbated by climate change and shrinking resources, ensuring food and nutrition security is a daunting challenge for many nations. India, Asia’s third largest economy and the world’s second most populous nation after China…

Investments In WASH Would Help Improve Child Nutrition, Lower Incidence Of Stunting

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why a lack of toilets are stunting children’s heights and hopes Dan Jones, advocacy coordinator at WaterAid “…A new report released by WaterAid this week reveals that India has the greatest number of children in the world suffering from stunted growth … It’s no coincidence that India…

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