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Malnutrition Causing Stunted Growth Among Filipino Children, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a Save the Children report on stunting and malnutrition among children in the Philippines. Agence France-Presse: Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report “Children in the Philippines suffer from ‘sub-Saharan levels’ of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short…

61 Child Deaths In 2 Weeks At Indian Hospital Highlight Nation’s Underfunded Public Health System, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Sixty-one infants die at Indian hospital in just two weeks “Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children’s hospital in just two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation. The deaths highlight the challenges faced in India’s underfunded public health system, where successive governments…

Strengthening Health Systems, Improving Workforce Critical In Preventing Future Disease Epidemics, Increasing Child Survival

CNN: Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival Chelsea Clinton, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at University of Edinburgh’s Medical School and board member of Save the Children…

Opinion Pieces Address SDGs’ Commitment To Ending Hunger

Huffington Post: Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime Greg Barrow, World Food Programme’s global media coordinator “…[T]he new Sustainable Development Goals demonstrate that addressing global hunger is everyone’s problem, and if we are really going to banish it, then everyone needs to play a role. … [I]f we really believe in…

School-Based Mass Deworming Programs Can Improve Children’s Health, Nutrition

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A New Perspective on the War on Worms Charles Mwandawiro, chief research officer and assistant director of partnership and collaboration at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), discusses the efficacy of school-based mass deworming programs for children and offers Kenya’s national deworming program…