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Childhood Nutrition Must Include Access To Both Proteins, Micronutrients

Huffington Post: Have we Been Hooked on Micronutrients in our Search for the Solution to Stunting? Klaus Kraemer, director of the Sight and Life Foundation, and Richard D. Semba, professor at Johns Hopkins University “…[S]tunted children are in reality not receiving sufficient quality protein from their diet and this lack…

USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team To Ethiopia To Curtail Drought Impacts

Devex: Can USAID’s disaster team avert catastrophe in Ethiopia? “The U.S. Agency for International Development has deployed a disaster response team to Ethiopia, where there is a ‘crucial window of time’ to avert the worst impacts of a drought, according to the agency’s disaster chief. The disaster assistance response team…

Health Inequities Remain Problem In World’s Growing Urban Areas, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report aims to equalize health conditions amidst exploding metro populations “…The ‘Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, healthier cities for sustainable development,’ jointly released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Human Settlements Programme (U.N.-Habitat), compares data on health from urbanites in almost 100…

More Overweight Than Underweight People Worldwide, Study Shows

Reuters: World’s obese population hits 641 million, global study finds “More than 640 million people globally now weigh in as obese and the world has more overweight than underweight people, according to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI). … The study, published on Thursday in The…

Increasing Access To Sanitation, Clean Water Essential To Improving Child Nutrition In Indonesia

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Achieving Total Sanitation in Indonesia Amit Chandra, emergency physician and health systems strengthening adviser for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses efforts by the U.S. and Indonesian governments to increase access to safe drinking water, reduce stunting, and improve the health and nutrition of children in…

Food Security ‘Prominent’ Component Of Sustainable Peace, Development

The Hill: Sow food security, harvest peace Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…Interventions to ensure food security and protect and rehabilitate the agricultural sector have a large and often unnoticed contribution to make, as beyond their obvious role in addressing hunger, they…

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